This post is addressed to social entrepreneurs, but whatever role you play in the ecosystem of philanthropy and social change, if you care about doing philanthropy differently and better, a great leverage point is getting more curious about what's really going on for funders and social entrepreneurs as they engage with each other.
The video begins by walking through a taxonomy of the different kinds of funders--and the different roles that staff and advisors play within the funder world. It goes on to explore frameworks for understanding donor motivations and concludes by sharing a tool for engaging in "powerful conversations" that move from a transactional frame to a transformative one.
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These are the same materials we use with the social entrepreneurs in our accelerator program and the funders we coach one on one. The world has never been more in need of a new, greatest generation of change agents and that's why we're opening up free access to these materials to anyone who's ready to make use of them!