In an opinion piece in the Grantmakers In Health "News from the Field" newsletter, David Zuckerman and Bich Ha Pham make the case for funders to support expansion of anchor mission work as a strategic priority.
"Funders have a pivotal role to play in encouraging adoption of the anchor mission in health care and other nonprofit and public sectors so that the health sector can increasingly focus upstream and leverage its resources to support local economies.
Because funders are so well-respected and viewed as trusted, knowledgeable, connected, and strategic leaders, they can be game changers in this arena. They can put the anchor mission approach on the agenda, reach strategic champions in these institutions, connect key players with the experts to show them how to adopt and implement an anchor mission, and help provide seed funding to initiate the work."
Read the Grantmakers In Health article.