From Crisis to Opportunity: How Philanthropy Can Help Secure the Future
We live in an era of intertwined existential challenges: climate change, the rise of authoritarianism, deteriorating social cohesion, and unbridled technological change that is upending our economy, politics, and social relations. Are philanthropy and the social sector up to the task of confronting these challenges? How must philanthropy and the social sector transform their practices, mindsets, and approaches to reckon with these threats? And how can we push beyond them to reshape our economic, civic, and political institutions and build a healthier, more resilient, more equitable and just society?
In Arabella’s first installment of our 2022 continuation of the Future of the Social Sector series, hear from our President, Rick Cruz, as he speaks to Ann Mei Chang and Michele Lawrence Jawando about how challenges like climate change, the rise of authoritarianism, and increasing political violence are intertwined, and what that means for how philanthropy addresses them.
Please join us over the coming weeks and months as we continue the conversation about the Future of the Social Sector. Through virtual convenings, podcasts, and publications, we will continue to bring together community leaders, experts, and changemakers to discuss new philanthropic mindsets, practices, and structures for an era of intertwined existential crises.