About Anand Dholakia

Anand Dholakia has expertise in strategy development for organizations and complex initiatives, collective action, capacity building, and developmental evaluation. His work focuses on helping organizations drive community and systems change in the pursuit of equity and justice, in both national and place-based settings. He has experience working with national and local foundations, cross-sector networks, nonprofit service provider, advocacy and intermediary organizations, community-based groups, and government agencies. Anand has worked in the areas of early childhood, health, youth development, K-12 and postsecondary education, economic security, and healthy and fulfilling aging, including working at the intersections of these issues. Anand specializes in developing holistic, adaptive equity strategies by engaging community members and cross-sector stakeholders and by recognizing the daily lived experience and assets of communities, roles of systems and programs, and diversity of stakeholders working across the social change ecosystem. His work has been applied to shift conversations and resources across communities and to help accelerate national equity movements. At Community Science, Anand provides strategic and technical direction for strategic planning, capacity building and developmental evaluation projects. In his spare time, Anand enjoys songwriting and guitar, fitness, hiking, and playing sports with his two young boys.

Philanthropic Strategy that Advances Equity and Justice: Principle Two

In foundations’ strategic planning and strategy for programs and initiatives, it’s common to gloss over what causes disparities, how, and why. In other words, the root causes. Recognize this as the big problem to solve in Principle Two

By |2021-09-20T11:39:11-04:00September 17, 2021|Blog, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy Development & Improvement|Comments Off on Philanthropic Strategy that Advances Equity and Justice: Principle Two

Introducing Five Principles for Philanthropic Strategy that Advances Equity and Justice

Five principles for advancing Equity and Justice in philanthropy. Principle One: Moving past the lens view to lead with Equity and Justice

By |2021-09-03T13:35:55-04:00September 2, 2021|Blog, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy Development & Improvement|Comments Off on Introducing Five Principles for Philanthropic Strategy that Advances Equity and Justice

Why Strategy for Equity and Justice?

Most strategy development suffers from a number of issue that derail the best intentions when it comes to Equity and Justice. In this continuing series, I'm providing solutions to the seven most common strategy traps. Read more ...

By |2021-08-24T11:45:38-04:00August 19, 2021|Blog, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy Development & Improvement|Comments Off on Why Strategy for Equity and Justice?

Strategic Planning and Equity and Justice – Avoiding the Common Gaps

Nonprofits: Identify and eliminate common issues in your strategic planning process. Will be touching on the issues that derail community impact the advancement of equity and justice for communities that are historically disadvantaged and excluded. Read more ...

By |2021-08-19T16:36:25-04:00August 3, 2021|Blog, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy Development & Improvement|Comments Off on Strategic Planning and Equity and Justice – Avoiding the Common Gaps

Strategy That Advances Equity & Justice: Five Principles

The challenges of philanthropy include allocating resources while balancing [...]

By |2021-08-19T16:37:54-04:00May 20, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Strategy That Advances Equity & Justice: Five Principles
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