Giving Compass' Take:
- Power builders share advice for others who are ready to engage in or step up community power-building efforts.
- How can this advice help guide your own power-building efforts? How can you continuously learn from and share with other power builders?
- Read about why we should invest in power building for the people.
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Building People Power has included a range of perspectives and scholarship from researchers, funders, and power builders.
In the short video below, we’ve asked the following power builders to speak directly to the roles and contributions that philanthropy can have in supporting community organizing and power building, to explain their reasoning and motivation for focusing on building power, and also to share their experiences in funding power building: Joseph Tomás McKellar, executive director (People Improving Communities Through Organizing); Marc Philpart, executive director (California Black Freedom Fund); Tracy La, executive director (VietRISE); Terry Supahan, executive director (True North Organizing Network); Miya Yoshitani, executive director (Asian Pacific Environmental Network).
Read the full article about power building at Stanford Social Innovation Review.