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Healing-Centered Funding for Systems Change

Shifts for Healing-Centered Solutions

Public, private, and social sector leaders share an interest in advancing healing and providing resources that enable people to realize their fullest potential; however, some approaches can fall short or unintentionally cause harm. Chicago Beyond’s Healing-Centered Funding for Systems Change framework identifies five shifts funders can make to build a more interconnected understanding of issues and increase the probability of successful, enduring, healing-centered solutions. 

Healing-Centered Funding for Systems Change

Knowledge of trauma and healing gives funders a way to expand their perspectives, do less harm, and be more effective at systems change. Originally published in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Healing-Centered Funding for Systems Change provides a framework for impact that endures.   

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