The challenges of philanthropy include allocating resources while balancing short-term urgency with long-term vision, absorbing countless reports and recommendations, navigating diverse perspectives and dynamics internally and externally, and facing criticism from every direction. Watching the needle remain motionless on major indicators can drive a constant search for elusive answers, especially when taking on complex issues around equity and justice for communities that are historically disadvantaged and excluded.
In this environment, a good strategy can provide your foundation with much needed clarity. Your foundation’s strategy can also help translate its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), community engagement, and evaluation efforts into concrete action. This video introduces five principles that can help your foundation ensure that its core strategy maximizes its chances of advancing equity and justice.