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Facilitating Equitable Systems Change: A Guide to Help Foundation Board Members and Executive Leadership Lead the Way

October 04, 2023
Leadership

Building on seven years of working to enable global stakeholders to transform funding practices and support positive systems change, RPA is pleased to release Facilitating Equitable Systems Change: A Guide to Help Foundation Board Members and Executive Leadership Lead the Way.

This new publication is designed for board members and executive leadership of foundations and other philanthropic entities who are interested in adopting approaches to support systems change that embeds equity and disrupts entrenched injustices that their institutions address. The guide serves as a roadmap for embedding systems change as a priority. It also provides an overview of systems change concepts and frameworks, as well as peer perspectives and insights.

鈥淧hilanthropy has a critical role in driving a more equitable and just society. However, it also has a responsibility to transform many of the existing funding practices that perpetuate inequities and stymie systemic impact. This guide incorporates seven years of listening and learning with stakeholders around the globe about ways to unlock solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. Tackling problems at their roots, and grounding work with grantee partners in equity, carry the promise of greater, enduring impact and lasting change,鈥 said Heather Grady, Vice President at 快播视频. 鈥

There are numerous benefits for philanthropy, grantees, and society when viewing challenges and solutions through a systems lens, from unlocking new resources to innovating new collaborative approaches to address complex problems.

RPA鈥檚 guide underscores how leadership can be uniquely instrumental in transforming an organization鈥檚 approach to embracing systems change. It addresses some long-held assumptions that may impede foundations from moving in this direction. Philanthropic leaders will learn the right questions to ask and key steps to advance systems change within their organizations. . The guide also presents beneficial behaviors even if a philanthropic leader decides not to pursue systems change.

Since its launch in 2016, the Shifting Systems Initiative has played a vital role in catalyzing change within the philanthropy sector. It has conducted extensive research and facilitated numerous convenings, engaging funders and partners across the globe in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Facilitating Equitable Systems Change: A Guide to Help Foundation Board Members and Executive Leadership Lead the Way is now available and can be accessed here.

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