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The Role of Philanthropy in Systems Change

This paper was created to spark conversation and ideation for foundations interested in exploring investments in “systems change.” It offers a scan of the work of systems change within the philanthropic field, as well as a focus on policy advocacy – a key systems change strategy. It also provides an overview of approaches grantmakers are using, along with some examples of systems change investments at work, to help foster ongoing conversation among Foundation board and staff.

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Office Space Survey of MCF Members

In March 2024, MCF surveyed members on their plans to move offices in the future, and if they want to share offices with others, and if they are open to hosting greater MN foundation staff at their