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NCG Program Focuses on Supporting New Strategies and Tactics for Social Change

Monday, September 8, 2014

With change remaining a constant in today’s world, how is the nonprofit sector coping with change? In particular, how are leaders of legacy social change organizations dealing with external and internal forces that are challenging many of the old ways of working and communicating? Finally, how is philanthropy building the capacity of grantees to move from old ways to working to new?

NCG is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive program on September 25, 2014 titled Retrofitting Movements: Supporting Nonprofit Leaders in a Networked World to address these questions. This not-to-miss program for funders will highlight how one foundation—Levi Strass Foundation—is experimenting with new approaches to building leadership capacity in Generation X and millennials now leading legacy social change organizations. Levi Strauss Foundation’s Executive Director Daniel Lee and Trustee Jennifer Haas will provide an overview of the Foundation’s Pioneers in Justice Initiative. Pioneers Vince Pan (Chinese for Affirmative Action) and Arcelia Hurtado (National Center for Lesbian Rights) will provide a grantee perspective. 

A recent Stanford Social Innovation Review blog post, written by Heather McLeod Grant, the founder of McLeod-Grant Advisors and the program’s moderator, provides an excellent overview of the initiative and its theory of change. According to her post, the initiative is steeped in the belief that larger justice field must shift from a “1.0 model to a 2.0 way of operating.” The hope of the foundation is that this new initiative can serve as a model to nonprofits and funders seeking to have scale and have transformative impact in more networked ways.

We encourage you to join your peers in this discussion. Participants will learn best practices for how grantmakers can support leadership and change management through new tools and forms of collaboration that is critically needed for the success of the social justice sector.

To register for the program please visit the program’s event page.