Powerful Tools for Today’s Most Intractable Problems

Solving today’s pressing problems requires impacting the bigger picture — the systems we live and work in. 

To change systems, we need to first understand the web of interrelations that create complex problems and rethink our assumptions about how change happens. We need to embrace a systems thinking approach. We call grantmaking that analyzes and seeks to impact complex problems using this approach "systems grantmaking."

Management Assistance Group and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations have assembled this guide of powerful tools and resources to help you make real change. Get started now.


How do you integrate a systems lens into your grantmaking or change initiative? Take this assessment to find out. Based on your answers, we will suggest some ways this resource guide can support you.

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Systems Grantmaking Resources

Find tools, frameworks and methods that help you understand and influence systems and learn about systems change.

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