Monday, May 7, 2007

Part 4: The Revolution Will Not be Funded ... or Will it?

Our friends at White Courtesy Telephone outline a strategy that foundations might employ in order to address some of the weakenesses inherent in their funding model.

The article, The Seven-Storey Mountain: Are You a Social Justice Funder?, outlines 7 types of funders. In the end, the article posits that organizations interested in supporting social justice (i.e. "the revolution") must not only fund social services work, but support advocacy for change. Beyond that, they must adhere to these values within their own institution and within their own investments.