Opinion
June 16, 2013
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'Strategy’ Is Not a Bad Word: It Is Essential Even to Grass-Roots Movements

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It’s hard not to be struck by the brilliance of the strategies that led to civil-rights and voting-rights legislation.

In philanthropy, the word “strategy” gets tossed around a lot.

To some, it’s become a bad word, conjuring up images of consultants dressed in business casual who don’t understand nonprofits or the issues they face, brewing up strategies...

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