Based on research with funders, nonprofits, and partners working collectively on driving systems change, this collection of publications tackles critical issues for philanthropies.
This publication defines equitable systems change and the role of philanthropic leaders in advancing systems change. Including key questions for foundation leaders, this guide acts as a roadmap for executives looking to incorporate systems change work in their organizations.
Read Facilitating Equitable Systems Change here.
This evaluation report distills the key findings and recommendations from an evaluation of the Shifting Systems Initiative conducted by a third party. This work aims to inform strategic discussions for the next phase of the initiative while sharing its findings to inform the broader philanthropic community working on systems change.
Read the Evaluation of the Shifting Systems Initiative here.
This report summarizes insights and tools developed during conversations with funders focused on shifting power dynamics in philanthropy. These conversations included an invited group of funders an other partners who discussed, over three months in early 2022, the importance of shifting inequitable power dynamics in order to address increasingly complex global challenges.
Read Shifting Power to Shift Systems: Insights and Tools for Funders here.
Based on workshops in Kenya, Colombia, India, and the United States, case studies, and evolving practices in the field of philanthropy, this publication provides recommendations for how to empower grantees, share lessons, partner with governments and the private sector, and more.
This report is also available in Chinese.
This publication identifies how and why funders have successfully moved from endorsing systems change approaches to actually improving their policies and practices. It also highlights key lessons from existing funder collaborative models aimed at systems change.
Read Approaches for Impact, Approaches for Learning here.
The initiative’s first report highlights organizations have scaled solutions and how funders affected the process. The publication identifies key ways funders can help grantees scale toward shifting systems, including: collaborating more effectively, accelerating impact through non-monetary support, and more.
Read Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems here.