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Introducing: Fire This Time Fund Lessons Learned in Year 1
by Kristen Cox
This article first appeared in AREA Chicago #5: How We Learn.
Radicalization, nourished by a critical spirit, is always creative. â€“ Paulo Frieire
I thought it would be an interesting experiment to invite peers in my larger social network, whose activist workâ€”in anti-prison, education, media, LBGTQ health, and community arts circlesâ€”I admired and respected, to join me in devising a process that would fund informal, creative social change projects.
Transforming Philanthropy into Revolutionary Giving
by Lisa Gray-Garcia aka Tiny
I just wonder what part of Re-thinking he didnt understand.. . I began reading an op-ed entitled Re-Thinking philanthropy by William F. Shultz published recently in the American Forum. From a quick e-glance at the subject line I was filled with excitement, imagining a critique of the rooted in slave/master hierarchy-becoming-seeds-of the non-profit-industrial complex- crabs in a barrel -system that-non-profit organizations barely survive on and compete with each other over crumbs for. But alas, no, I would be sadly disappointed as I read on.. seeing only a vague questioning of non-profit organizations who receive public money but don't provide health care to their workers.
Money is Our Business - Notes from a Progressive Foundation
by Jeanne Kracher & Sheila O'Donnell
This article first appeared in AREA Chicago #8: Everbody's Got Money Issues (a project partially funded by a 2008 grant from Fire This Time Fund).
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. â€”Martin Luther King, Jr.