Protest Movements Could Be More Effective Than the Best Charities

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Date of Publication: April 14

Year of Publication: 2022

Publication City: Stanford, CA

Publisher: Stanford University

Author(s): James Ozden

Journal: Stanford Social Innovation Review

To do as much good as possible with limited resources, funders should look to woefully underfunded protest movements.

The past several years have seen dramatic growth in social movements demonstrating their dissent through public mass mobilization and acts of civil disobedience, from Black Lives Matter and Fridays for Future to the massive protests by Indian farmers. According to one study, the number of protest movements tripled from 2006 to 2020. But despite this meteoric rise in popularity, protest movements often claim that they are underfunded, under-resourced, and ignored by philanthropists. They are right.

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