GEO has prepared a publication that provides a framework for understanding the array of roles that funders can play in supporting movements and networks. Many Hands, More Impact: Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Movements offers an orientation to some of the inherent benefits and barriers to supporting movements and provides insight into ways that grantmakers can explore collaborative efforts for social change.
- It can be time-consuming to get partners to align their money and strategies Tweet
- Building relationships and making sure everyone is on the same page takes time, but is really important - one funder can serve as the intermediary to coordinate these efforts Tweet
- Networks need to learn and change Tweet
- The intermediary requires understanding of and sensitivity to the multiple relationships within networks, a willingness to adapt expectations and plans to the often-changing circumstances of a movement, and the commitment to being present as a supporter and partner, not always a leader Tweet