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Inside Philanthropy examined strategies for grantmaking organizations to keep up with fast-evolving social movements, including protests and anti-Confederate campaigns post-Charlottesville, protests in Phoenix against the pardon of Joe Arpaio, disability-rights activists’ defense of healthcare coverage, and immigrant-rights activists’ work against the end of DACA, and they highlighted Solutions Project’s work in their analysis.

They pointed out that philanthropy can finds itself “always playing catch-up” in moments like these. Even as some funders have sought to become more nimble since the election, creating rapid-response funds, events of recent years raise an important question: Can philanthropy possibly keep up with modern, fast-moving social movements? Not only that, but when backing issues like racial justice, can funders be truly supportive of communities they tend to be a few too many steps removed from?

Read the article at Inside Philanthropy

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