Three successful strategies in support of movement building.
Editor’s note: The following is a Power Moves toolkit Power in Practice example.
“Racial disparities in philanthropic giving are fundamentally about whom we trust to lead us to change, whom we think of as strategic, and how we measure the capacity to do great work. Grantmakers must take conscious action to challenge our deepest, and sometimes unconscious, assumptions – assumptions that pose as common sense – if we are ever going to make true progress in significantly shifting funding to transformative work led by people of color.” – Pamela Shifman, Executive Director, NoVo Foundation
The NoVo Foundation, a 2013 NCRP Impact Award Winner, is a large independent foundation founded by Peter and Jennifer Buffet. NoVo invests in systemic change and engages millions of people worldwide in creative efforts to end violence against women and girls. Much of NoVo’s funding is in support of movement building – because the foundation understands that solving the most intractable problems in the world requires mass mobilization. Novo’s successful strategies include:
Lisa Ranghelli is senior director of assessment and special projects at NCRP and primary author of Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice. Follow @NCRP and @lisa_rang on Twitter, and join the conversation using #PowerMovesEquity!
This post is part of a series of case examples on building, sharing and wielding power for NCRP’s Power Moves toolkit.