Listen First: The Key to Emergent Philanthropy
Director of Strategic Operations
Spark Policy Institute
The Colorado Health Foundation
Grantmakers can work in partnership with stakeholders and potential grantees to design and implement funding strategies that can lead to transformative systemic change. By first listening and then designing a grant program with stakeholders, funders can shift from incentivizing a competitive environment that makes incremental changes, to a collaborative field that works together to solve big problems.
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