Stanford Social Innovation Review | Summer 2014
The world is complex and current methods of philanthropy effect lasting change in so few corners. How do we truly begin to make a difference? Including responses from 10 industry leaders, “Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World” explores what it takes to make change in an unpredictable environment.
- The rigid logic model of yesterday is inflexible in the face of the interdependencies and changes of real-world environments.
- A shift to emergent strategy also means rethinking how foundations create strategy, structure their organization, evaluate impact, and develop leadership and culture.
- “System Fitness,” ensuring that all stakeholders are aligned and have mutual respect, is an essential but too often overlooked aspect of philanthropy.
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