March 1, 2016

Working for Social Justice with Social Change Philanthropy

As Tracy Gary and Melissa Kohner explain in Inspired Philanthropy: Creating a Giving Plan, “traditional philanthropy is based on responding to, treating and managing the consequences of life in a society with a capital-based economy.” Social change philanthropy, on the other hand, works by changing the systems (public policy, societal mores, and institutional biases) that support social injustice. This 2012 article in the Nonprofit Quarterly discusses a paradigm shift in philanthropy towards promoting social change through community organizing and activism. 

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As seen in the March 2016 issue of LeadTime.

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