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The Importance of Framing for Foundations Engaging on Equity

A senior leader from a small family foundation recently told me the story of when her organization first began conversations about racial equity and its role in the foundation’s work. She described the session—facilitated by an external consultant—as “tense” and “aggressive,” triggering a wide... Read more

Video: Equity Matters in Collective Impact

 

At the 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans, Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink presented the keynote address, Equity Matters in Collective Impact, that focused on the necessity to include an equity lens within collective impact work, regardless of the social issue... Read more

FSG Jun 16, 2015

Collective Impact, Privilege, and Empathy

Collective impact is a promising approach for addressing complex problems – those which are ever-changing, interconnected, and cannot be solved by a single actor.

Right now, there is a great conversation about the importance of equity issues within the context of multi-stakeholder... Read more

Rethink Who You Call an Expert

Have you ever been called an expert? If you are reading this post, chances are you have. It may have been by a colleague, a boss, a client, a professor…or maybe, by a parent. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes get an uneasy feeling when I am referred to as an “expert.” People usually mean... Read more

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