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Learning brief: grant making with systems thinking by Amy B. Dean
Amy Dean

You’ve probably heard the terms systems thinking or systems approach before. What do these terms mean? Can you be a smaller grantmaker with limited resources and still effectively use a systems approach? We believe it’s the grantmaker’s mindset and intent that defines systems grantmaking.

Published by Learn Philanthropy, this Learning Brief developed by Management Assistance Group (MAG) (now Change Elemental) helps answer these questions and gives some guidance on how foundations, whether small or large, can start using a systems approach in their philanthropy.