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Open Letter to Foundations

For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

I love FAST COMPANY. Great articles this month on ‘Creativity & Chaos’ (Steve Nash); Change (Heath Bros.) and more.

The real kicker for me was ‘Open Letter’ to FOUNDATIONS from Nancy Lublin of DO SOMETHING. (Either she’s ‘channeling’ me or I’m ‘channeling’ her!)

Starts with a great opening ‘hit’: “By one recent count, you have $628 BILLION that you could dole out (to us).”

You’ve got to read the article “We Really Need to Talk” and the 4 stops…

    1. Stop thinking you know everything.

    2. Stop mistaking marketing for overhead — and stop hating on overhead.

    3. Stop funding redundancy.

    4. Stop thinking that newer is better.