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To Turn a Corner, Trust Social Entrepreneurs

This article originally appeared on Medium

Many social entrepreneurs are working 24/7 to adapt quickly, surface needs from their communities, mobilize millions of changemakers, and anchor the deeper societal transitions that are coming. They are showing impressive creativity and impact — and many have ready-made solutions not only for the response but for what comes next. What role can funders play to help?

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Ashoka insight

The time right after the immediate crisis clears is the period most ripe for transformative change. We’re entering that moment in many parts of the world. Let’s embrace it fully, with the same sense of urgency that we all feel today. Funders can:

  • Bring new resources to the table, now
  • Show trust, fund flexibly
  • Fund the crisis response and what comes after