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Real Results: Why Strategic Philanthropy is Social Justice Philanthropy

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Real Results: Why Strategic Philanthropy is Social Justice Philanthropy

Publication Date: 
January, 2013
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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

The crises affecting our nation and the world have prompted philanthropists to become more organized, focused and, perhaps above all, "strategic" in their efforts. The movement toward "strategic philanthropy" has already contributed to greater philanthropic effectiveness. Yet, despite important contributions to education, health, the arts and the environment, it is clear that philanthropy's ultimate impact is still limited. Great disparities along the lines of race, gender, class and other identity markers persist and, in some cases, are even exacerbated.  NCRP researchers Jagpal and Laskowski draw on common themes seen in a series of reports to demonstrate how a social justice approach produces concrete results and society-wide benefits regardless of issue focus.

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