Building People Power articles – Aug/Sept 2023

Two articles by ERI staff in the Stanford Social Innovation Review discuss power building and the role of philanthropy
ByERI Communications

Thinking About the Long Term With Philanthropic Power Building

ERI’s Jennifer Ito, Manuel Pastor, and Ashley K. Thomas  advance the idea that to take part in transformative social change, philanthropists must think toward a future in which their own centrality is diminished.

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Measuring Progress Toward Community Power

Co-authors Jane Booth-Tobin and ERI’s Jennifer Ito, talk about measures of community power and describe how grassroots organizations are working on three levels to build power: societal, base, and organizational capacity.

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