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Complex Adaptive Systems and Managing Social Change

I’ve always had a queasy feeling about how plan programs for social change. We know we’re supposed to analyze the problem, develop a goal, objectives, activities, indicators and resources. It all makes sense from a logical point of view. But, but…How often does social change happen logically?

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Supporting Social Movements with Grantmaking

As funders we often talk about supporting movements – the environmental movement, women’s movement, etc. Yet how do we do that? What does it mean to support a movement with grants?

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