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Towards 2030: Redesigning the future of humanitarian sector

Increased complexity There is no doubt as the world changes, so we will have to reimagine the way philanthropy, grantmaking and corporate social investment is conducted. An intimidating range of forces—globalization, a changing ecosystem, economic crisis, and ubiquitous connective technologies, to name just a few—are changing both what social investors is called upon to do and how philanthropists, grantmakers, donors …

Theory of change – a critical tool for development professionals

The theory of change concept was originally developed to model and evaluate complex change initiatives, so it is closely related to systems change. The Aspen Roundtable on Community Change – which pioneered theory of change in the 1990s—has used it to explore areas like tackling systemic racism or promoting equitable economic development. Over time this practice became widely adopted and …