When a philanthropic program doesn’t include beneficiaries in its decision-making processes—nonparticipation—it exposes itself to risks that reduce its likelihood of success. These risks include functional risks related to program efficiency and effectiveness, and ethical risks related to the morality of the program and its effects. This article offers a practical tool to help grantmakers determine the risks of nonpraticipation and the opportunities participation might create.
5 Ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 Billion Commitment To Social And Economic Justice Is A Model For Other Donors
A scholar of philanthropy explains how mega-donor MacKenzie Scott is modeling five best practices for social change giving: Don’t attach strings; Champion representation; Act first, talk later; Don’t obsess about scale; Leverage more than money.