Opinion
July 05, 2017
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10 Ways Generous Donors Can Make Big Bets for Social Change

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Failures are common along the way even in successful advocacy campaigns. The movement for marriage equality for gays and lesbians hit many roadblocks before the Supreme Court declared bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

When philanthropists think about making multimillion-dollar "big bets" for social change, they first must resolve what they want to achieve. Most donors readily gravitate toward education, public health, social services, or the environment and state...

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