What’s the best way of generating resources for nonprofits, NGOs, social movements and community groups who want to promote radical changes in society? Can the big foundations be reformed or transformed, or is it better to build a different system that’s more open, equal and democratic? Here are some recent pieces that explore these questions in my own writing:
Reforming today’s institutions won’t be enough to support the transformations of the future.
How can money build community and connection instead of division?
Why aren’t donors held to the same standards as recipients in philanthropy and foreign aid?
Rich foundations believe we have an obligation to strengthen capitalism. In fact we have a duty to transform it.
Being simultaneously rich and radical is certainly seductive, but the conflicts that have animated history can’t be wished away.
New ideas and experiments could reposition money as a source of social justice as well as personal fulfillment.
Is money a curse or a cure in relation to injustice and inequality? It depends on how we use it.
Why business thinking can’t save the world.
What can we learn from the debate about the role of billionaires and business in philanthropy?
Why claims about the superiority of business are just another case of the emperor who has no clothes.
Free download of the pamphlet that stated the debate about business thinking in philanthropy.