For practitioners to be able to lead within philanthropy, their institutions must as well. Institutions, and those who lead and influence them, should understand and develop an organizational leadership stance and governance structure rooted in social justice that empowers leaders at all levels of the institution.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Creating space for multidirectional management (managing up, down, and across)
- Critical analysis of power dynamics and inclusiveness within institutional traditions and policies
- Implementing systems thinking to change historical and current internal inequities