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#GoWithTheFlaw 1 – Sometimes They Won’t Budge
by Ivan March

Go With the Flaw is an initiative we started this year to proudly state that ‘it’s perfectly okay to screw up, just try to learn from it’ both to our grantees and fellow funders. You can read a bit more about our reasoning around failure here. Late last year we supported the creation of a […]

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Go With The Flaw
by Ivan March

“The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is” – Master Yoda We all make mistakes. To err is human. It’s not how many times you fall that matters it’s how many times you get up. There’s a growing movement that has rediscovered the obvious, mistakes are fundamental in learning, and clichés abound. In both the corporate and nonprofit […]

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Guerrilla Grantees – Closed Call Spring 2018
by The Guerrilla Gang

This is the high point of this year for us, thus far. We have our new closed call grantees and partners for 2018 and we’re extremely pleased to get the chance to work alongside them. Of course, yet again, the competition was fierce and choosing a final list was no easy task as we had […]

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How to Become a Progressive Philanthropist
by Toni Schwarz

To truly hope, we must be able to articulate clearly and compellingly what it is that we’re hoping for. One of the most rebellious things that we can do is to articulate our own, radical vision, to organize around that vision, and to build real alternatives that embody it in our daily lives. – Farhad Ibrahimi    […]

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5 Lessons in Effective Activism from ZAD
by Ivan March

You may have heard of the recent activist victory against a major airport construction project that has been a sore spot for 4 consecutive French governments. If not, it was pretty major. The government finally abandoned plans for a new €580m airport in western France but the prime minister, Édouard Philippe (who literally no-one has […]

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New Year’s Revolutions
by Ivan, Romy & Toni

Dear activists, It is customary for Foundations to issue a letter at the beginning of the year, laying out their intentions, aspirations & resolutions for the days ahead, and some have reached serious recognition status like the Annual Gates Letter. Since dreaming and intention setting are imperative components to big picture activism, and while we […]

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