REIMAGINING PHILANTHROPY VIDEO PROJECT
2008 is looking to be an exciting year for philanthropy and Changemakers. This coming year, Changemakers is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of grantmaking and advocacy to promote social change philanthropy. In connection with our 10-year anniversary, we have launched a video project to engage leaders and stakeholders in grantmaking and community building in a dialogue to explore (1) ways to make the message of social change philanthropy relevant to our times – moving it beyond its firm “Baby Boomer” definitions and roots and (2) strategies for building a “bigger tent” for change that reaches “beyond the choir” and increases our potential impact on the sector.
Your opinion counts! We need your insights to enhance our understanding of the movement to make philanthropy more transparent, accountable and effective at addressing the root causes of social, economic and environmental problems that our communities face. We have all learned so much over the last 10 years. Our lessons need to be captured and used as the basis for conversation and action over the next 10 years to bring the best in us — foundations, donors, support organizations and other philanthropic entities that make up the field.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Please ponder the following questions and share your thoughts with us by participating in a videotaped or digitally recorded conversation or simply commenting on our blog:
1. What kind of place do you dream of for those you love and for our communities?
2. What role do you think philanthropy can play in making that dream a reality? What do you think are the challenges for philanthropy in playing that role? How can we address those challenges?
3. When you hear the words “social justice” what ideas or thoughts come to mind?
4. Is the phrase “social justice philanthropy” meaningful to you in your work? If so, how? If not, why?
5. Do you know of examples or models of engagement in philanthropy that work?