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Cultivating the Grassroots: A Winning Approach for Environment and Climate Funders

2/29/12 A new report says the environmental movement is not winning because of the failed policies of environmental funders. This is important reading for everyone who cares about protecting our planet.

NRCP Report2/29/12  A new report says the environmental movement is not winning because of the failed policies of environmental funders. The movement hasn't won any "significant policy changes at the federal level in the United States since the 1980s" because funders have favored top-down elite strategies and have neglected to support a robust grassroots infrastructure.

Released in late February by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Cultivating the Grassroots was written by Sarah Hansen, who served as executive director of the Environmental Grantmakers Association from 1998 to 2005. Sarah's insights are important reading for everyone who cares about protecting our planet.