Social Change & Public Policy

Shah argues that “if you want to achieve sustained social change on a large scale, the best way is to create better public policy”, describing the difference between direct action and policy action.

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Collective Impact

The authors discuss large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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Catalyzing Networks for Social Change: A Funder’s Guide

GEO and Monitor Institute partnered to release Catalyzing Networks for Social Change, to explore what it takes for grantmakers to cultivate a network mindset, offer recommendations for how funders can effectively build the capacity of networks and identify five network

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Building Fields for Policy Change

This report, published with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, demonstrates how funders can improve their policy strategies by integrating some of the core elements of field building. It provides illustrative examples and identifies tools and best practices

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Tools to Support Public Policy Grantmaking

This article provides guidance on how foundations can frame, focus, and advance efforts to achieve public policy reforms. Five steps for developing public policy strategy are described and two tools developed specifically to support foundations during the strategy development process

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