A digital series for the social sector
At the Johnson Center, we understand philanthropy as an ecosystem — one filled with co-dependent actors and organizations whose work is fundamentally grounded in a love for humanity. Nonprofits and funders, individual donors and volunteers — we are one sector, with common interests and common challenges.
But it isn’t always easy to find common space to dive into the issues and ideas that affect us all in different ways. Field Focus is our answer to this challenge, to empower our networks by bringing practitioners, thought leaders, and issue experts together around one theme.
For each Field Focus campaign, we devote three months to engaging with particular topics and concepts that are important to philanthropy — all of philanthropy — right now.
Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity
While the U.S. economy has been on the upswing since 2009, that prosperity is not shared by all. “Business as usual” is not working for everyone.
Moved by widespread concern about the scale and consequences of economic inequity — which is itself driven by many factors, including disparities in housing, education, and health — many cross-sector leaders are turning to new strategies to tackle this challenge.
In Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, we will focus especially on the strategy of inclusive growth, while also lifting up resources for growing your ability to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.
Nonprofits and funders can be a substantial driver for prosperity in communities by supporting strategies for economic inclusion and access. For the next three months, we’ll explore factors that make up a healthy local and regional economy that strives to be inclusive and promotes innovation. We will consider the role that donors, foundations, and nonprofits can play in creating a regional inclusive growth ecosystem.