William Schambra on strategic philanthropy: "[T]he true damage from this deeply flawed approach must ultimately be borne by frontline nonprofits".
"As I read the lead article in the latest issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, 'Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World,' by John Kania, Mark Kramer, and Patty Russell, I tried to imagine what it would feel like to do so from the vantage point of the director of a small nonprofit.... The authors...were probably not considering the incredulous reaction of nonprofit CEOs when they wrote such a scathing indictment of the past two decades of foundation practice. But it’s a view that must be taken into account, for the true damage from this deeply flawed approach must ultimately be borne by frontline nonprofits, who were so often compelled to adopt it by their funders." -- William Schambra, the Nonprofit Quarterly