10 Things Progressive Funders Must Learn from Conservative Ones, or We Are All Screwed
Conservative funders focus on the big picture, act quickly, do not micromanage, provide significant general operating funds, fund for twenty or thirty years, support leaders and movements, engage in policy and politics, and treat grantees as equal partners. Progressive funders—with a few exceptions—intellectualize, are severely risk-averse, focus narrowly, fund isolated strategies and programs, avoid politics, and treat grantees like parasites and freeloaders.
Guess who have been winning? Who have been shaping all three branches of US government, along with the media, and controlling which conversations society engages in?
Publication date: December 10, 2018
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking practices.
- Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability: Act with integrity and accountability.