Now is the time to amp up your impact on equity and justice

Finally, an assessment tool you can use to discover how well you’re leveraging your
power for maximum impact

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The power to ignite your philanthropy for equity and justice is in your hands.

POWER MOVES: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice gives you the first-ever set of practical tools to determine how well you are leveraging the three dimensions of power and how to improve strategies and practices to boost effectiveness:

  • Build power to catalyze equitable, long-term, community-driven solutions instead of temporary fixes.
  • Share power to earn the trust of peers, partners and the communities you serve.
  • Wield power to be a legitimate, influential and relevant voice on issues you care about.


“This is more than a toolkit. It is a guide offering multiple points of entry for foundations who want to unpack their translation of privilege into power and the ways which that power can intentionally advance social justice and equity. The structure of the toolkit is a roadmap for those beginning their journey and landmarks and reminders for those further along. It is a solid and needed contribution to the continued evolution of foundation practice.”

Jara Dean-Coffey
Founder and Principal
Luminare Group

Power Moves Advisory Committee Member

Why Power?

As Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson once said in an interview on Fast Company, “Power is the ability to change the rules.”

We all want families and communities to thrive. But existing policies, practices and norms are stacked against some populations while favoring the rich, powerful and influential.

The truth is that we can achieve lasting equitable outcomes, but only when people and communities that traditionally don’t have power are able to change the rules and help secure a thriving future.

Discover why a power assessment can amp up your giving

Learn why these three dimensions of power are crucial to philanthropic impact that leads to equity and justice.

BUILDING POWER
Catalyze equitable long-term solutions instead of temporary fixes.

SHARING POWER
Earn the trust of peers, partners and the communities you serve.

WIELDING POWER
Be a legitimate, influential and relevant voice on issues you care about.

Begin your power journey with this free, on-demand assessment guide

Kickstart your power assessment when you and your team are ready. Assess a program or your entire operations for one, two or all dimensions of power. You control the pace, time and resources to dedicate to a self-assessment.

POWER MOVES includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes and comprehensive resources for each dimension of power to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving.

As a foundation committed to health equity, we are always looking for tools and examples of best practices to help us become more effective grantmakers. Whether you seek to use your grantmaking dollars to advance equity, build authentic and trusting relationships with your grantees or leverage all your assets and resources to catalyze change, POWER MOVES is a resource that can guide the way.”

Tina Eshaghpour
Director of Organizational Learning and Evaluation
The California Wellness Foundation

Power Moves Advisory Committee Member

Not sure if you’re ready for a POWER MOVES self-assessment?

We admit, this toolkit is not for everyone. Answer the eight questions on this Readiness Assessment Checklist to find out if you’re primed to go through your power journey at this point in time. And if you’re not yet ready, the checklist offers next steps to get you closer to a POWER MOVES self-assessment.

We’re here to help

Don’t know where to start? Our Philamplify team can help you on your power journey for equity and justice. Contact us at (202) 387-9177 x31 or powermoves@ncrp.org.

POWER MOVES: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide

POWER MOVES: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide

Uncover how your philanthropy can break through barriers to lasting equitable impact with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind self-assessment tool.

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BUILDING POWER

BUILDING POWER

Supporting systemic change by funding civic engagement, advocacy and community organizing among marginalized communities.

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SHARING POWER

SHARING POWER

Nurturing transparent, trusting relationships and co-creating strategies with stakeholders

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WIELDING POWER

WIELDING POWER

Exercising public leadership beyond grantmaking to create equitable, catalytic change

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AM I READY FOR A POWER MOVES SELF-ASSESSMENT?

AM I READY FOR A POWER MOVES SELF-ASSESSMENT?

A brief eight-question survey to determine if you’re ready to start on a POWER MOVES journey.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Case studies, articles, books and other resources to enrich your POWER MOVES journey. We’re constantly adding to this library so keep checking back for new entries.

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE & REVIEWERS

ADVISORY COMMITTEE & REVIEWERS

Meet the leading experts and practitioners from the sector who provided invaluable guidance during the development of POWER MOVES.

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FAQs

FAQs

The POWER MOVES team answers frequently asked questions.

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