There are various reasons for a general unease about ‘community organizing’ amongst European funders, ranging from the perception that it appears too political, to the concerns about risk because it requires funders to simply ‘let go’.

Deborah Doane is convinced that community organizing may be the single most important thing that funders can support at this particular moment in time, perhaps for the very reasons funders shy away from it. Community organizing is at the heart of a thriving local civil society that is ready to be mobilized and engaged on both local and national issues alike. Funders need to take risks and give people the tools to genuinely ‘take back control.’

Full blog post is available at Alliance magazine website.


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