Beyond Dollars: Investing in Big Change: How Washington Area Grantmakers Are Creating Lasting Impact, presents a series of recent case studies of Washington area “Big Change” grantmaking – initiatives that have, among other things, helped produce a drastic reduction in the local teen pregnancy rate, and helped access millions of dollars of previously untapped funding to feed the area’s hungry.
The recession is spurring grantmakers to attack problems by going "beyond dollars." That means putting all their assets to work, not just their money, but their ability to build partnerships, to be a strong voice for change, to leverage key resources, and to capitalize on timing and momentum. With today's release of Beyond Dollars, we encourage grantmakers to capitalize on these strengths to fulfill philanthropy's role as "society's passing gear."
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