The difficult truth is that the social impact sector is under-resourced across the board. Grants and budgets rarely reflect the true cost of work and overhead needed to build and run sustainable programs and operations.
Social impact organizations are forced to settle for unsustainable resources and do their best with what they have, overburden their team, and piecemeal their efforts — which only holds back their ability to create an impact and realize their mission.
Although we live in a global society of tremendous wealth and prosperity, it’s more clear than ever that the distribution of this wealth is tragically unequal across our population.
Wealth is accumulated and reinvested for personal gain rather than social progress — often in the very corporations and industries wreaking havoc on our environment and reinforcing the structures that prevent the underserved and underrepresented from attaining equity and upward mobility. You may even be directly or indirectly working to address some of these important issues.