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Funding, Power and Community Development$
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Niamh McCrea and Fergal Finnegan

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447336150

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.001.0001

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Critical issues in philanthropy: power, paradox, possibility and the private foundation

Critical issues in philanthropy: power, paradox, possibility and the private foundation

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(p.23) Two Critical issues in philanthropy: power, paradox, possibility and the private foundation
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Funding, Power and Community Development
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Erica Kohl-Arenas

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.003.0002

This chapter takes stock of the lessons that the author has learned about the politics of philanthropic funding from her community organising experience, and through empirical research and teaching. This sort of holistic, open biographical reflection is necessary in a moment of such intense political transition. It first draws on her research on farmworkers' movements in California to outline the approach to studying philanthropy and social change, which informed the course that she launched in 2017 entitled ‘Critical issues in philanthropy: Power, paradox, possibility and the private foundation’. It then reviews a selection of recent literature on philanthropy used to spark critical discussion among the professional not-for-profit management, urban policy, and international development students who took the course. Finally, the chapter presents conclusions about the importance of studying and teaching philanthropy within the context of the rise of right-wing politics and white supremacy in the United States.

Keywords:   philanthropic funding, community organising, farmworkers, social change, right-wing politics, white supremacy

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