Influencing systems, rather than attempting to control them, calls funders to a new and promising approach to maximizing impact on democracy and civic life. This approach calls for directly investing in relationships, engaging relationally with grantees, and partnering with grantees in the enterprise of joint learning and growth.

It’s All About Relationships: Systems-Based Changemaking
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)
22 November 2020

https://medium.com/office-of-citizen/its-all-about-relationships-systems-based-changemaking-470207584bf4