―Almost always the menwho achieve thesefundamental inventions ofa new paradigm havebeen either very young orvery new to the fieldwhose paradigm theychange.‖ —Thomas Kuhn Structure of Scientific Revolutions
People don’tchange. The oldguard dies... ... and the new guard’s mindset takes over.
Change seems to happen in generational increments. Will this be fast enough?What if there’s no new guard?
What does this allmean forinstitutionalphilanthropy?
How does changehappen? 1. You need to want it. 2. You need to practice it. 3. You need structures that support it.
The Mont Fleur Scenarios (1992) Helped guide the peaceful, economically successful ANC leadership transition in post- apartheid South Africa
What would happen if foundationsaligned around a common visionfor how to change themselves andthe world?
What would happen if, in additionto planning, foundations played, inaddition to analyzing, foundationsexperimented?
What would happen if there werestructures in place that supportedthese experiments in changinghow foundations work?
―It is far too late and things arefar too bad for pessimism. Atsuch times, it is no failure to fallshort of realizing all that wemight dream; the failure is to fallshort of dreaming all that wemight realize.‖ —Dee Hock
AcknowledgementsThanks to Kristin Cobble for her thought partnership, to Amy WuWong for her delightful drawings, and to H. Jessica Kim for herhelpful feedback. firstname.lastname@example.org / @eekim on Twitter http://groupaya.net/ @groupaya on TwitterPhoto on slide 3 by nattu (CC BY 2.0). Photos on slide 10 by David Shankbone (CC BY 2.0) andPhoto on slide 6 by Raymond Larose (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). from Al Jazeera English (CC BY-SA 2.0) and WikimediaPhoto on slide 7 from HiLoBrow. Commons.Photos on slide 8 by aussiegal (CC BY 2.0) and Eugene Eric Image on slide 11 by José-manuel Benitos (GNU FDL 1.2).Kim (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Photo on slide 12 by Trey Ratcliff (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).Photos on slide 9 by Paul Townsend (CC BY-NC 2.0) and Photo on slide 13 by Adam Baker (CC BY 2.0).from NASA and the National Archives. Photo on slide 14 by World Cup 2010 – Shine 2010 (CC BY 2.0)