Systems Thinking: Encouraging Mergers
Today during our webinar on Agile Philanthropy we discussed the idea of Systems Thinking. During this conversation the following conversation was posed. I am curious how other funders are thinking of this of this idea.
"In considering systems thinking, especially during the COVID crisis, would it be worthwhile for grantmakers to consider funding that encourages mergers of nonprofits that alone might not survive the crisis, but together could not just survive but thrive while also helping to undo duplication of services in communities? I realize this is a really existential question, but now is the time for many agencies to rethink their reason for being within the nonprofit community they are a part of."