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The hypocrisy that is endemic to the foundation co...

2008-05-11T09:47:00.000-07:00

The hypocrisy that is endemic to the foundation community is of the worst kind- it is driven by equal parts entitlement, ignorance, arrogance and a big dollop of structural inevitability.

Having been inside and outside of the community, I entirely believe the source of these weaknesses is systemic rather than attributed to the actors within the system. At a foundation I found myself executing policies that were drive by entitlement, ignorance and arrogance, and was not able to change those policies.

I posit that the people that could create change in that community via education and advocacy are the same ones prostrating themselves at the feet of the throne in the hopes of getting a grant.

Where can change come from? I think change cannot really happen until this discussion happens between executive staff and trustees on the trustee's private jet.

Until then, we will discuss global warming in the very environments that drive it.