Funders should apply to community agencies to fund them.
Can you get your head around that?
I know. Funders won’t do that, but imagine if they did.
What would that look like?
Why would that approach be more impactful and cost-effective than current practice?
Would this upside down version of funding foster more partnerships?
Would there be a transformative power-shift?
I am as certain as you are we will never have a ubiquitous funding system where funders write proposals to community groups hoping to be chosen to invest in their work. But perhaps innovative ideas have more of a chance when we suspend certainty and embrace a wild idea or allow ourselves a bit of time to consider a heretical proposition. Continue reading Upside Down Thinking about Funding and Funders