More often than not, in our discussions about systemic change, we overlook discussions about our personal contributions in those changes. We expect civil society organisations and political leaders to dare greatly, but usually ignore the role of funders in collaboration, risk-taking, and trust building. 

At Samhita, we have always believed that “big bets” require collaboration between samaj, sarkar, and bazar. To enable these daring transformations, funders must choose courage over comfort and embrace the power of collective strength.

Gautam John of Nilekani Philanthropies makes a case to take philanthropy from control based funding to agency based funding in his article for India Development Review.

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