How can social entrepreneurs change the narrative around funding? How can they change the power dynamic with funders to make their work more impactful? Find out how from founder and author Meg Massey! Meg’s work focuses on the shift of power in philanthropy and impact investing. Her work helps leaders in the social sector make these critical shifts so that their work can be more equitable and effective.
About the Leader:
Meg Massey is the author, with Ben Wrobel, of Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good By Giving Up Control (April 2021). The book tells the story of the grantmakers and investors choosing to shift decision-making power away from traditional experts and toward people with lived experience. She is also a founding member of the global Participatory Grantmaking Community and an Activator for the global participatory fund SheEO. Meg’s commitment to democratizing the impact investing conversation led her to found Sanspeur in 2019. Through the firm, she offers strategic communications advisory services to leaders and organizations on the cutting edge of the social sector. Meg regularly writes for publications like Impact Alpha and Impactivate, and was a weekly columnist for Karma. Her writing has also appeared in Time, CNN Business, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, Pioneers Post, and other outlets. Since beginning her career in social innovation at the Obama White House, Meg has created and executed content and communications strategies for leading social finance organizations, including the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and the Urban Institute’s Research to Action Lab. Meg earned her BA magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and her MA from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her dog. In non-pandemic times, she travels as much as she can. (Her favorite destinations: London, Tbilisi, Buenos Aires, and her family’s cabin in central Maine.) She loves yoga, coffee, British television, and true crime podcasts.