…the very way elites see problems and solutions are limited by their gaze and worldview, which create and perpetuate the crises in the first place. But they are also ineffective because that is their purpose: They are structured to uphold the status quo, not to create deep systemic change.

The philanthropic sector was also not created to address the root causes of systemic problems, but to protect private financial interests.

It is time for the world to realise this. The sooner we do so, the sooner we can find more relevant ways to truly bring philanthropy into the important and messy work of real social change.

Lynn Murphy and Alnoor Ladha

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