In this historic moment, philanthropic leaders are ready to explore and create a rich variety of approaches to values-aligned philanthropic practice that will bring about true equity and justice. The Resonance Framework is designed to intensify and enrich values-aligned philanthropic practices to bring about a Just Transition  in philanthropy.
The erosion of public benefits, threats to organized labor and the proliferation of a contingent workforce – along with issues of income inequality, displacement and gentrification, mass incarceration of Black and Brown people and ecological degradation – all indicate a need for massive systems change. Collectively, these crises necessitate that we each take responsibility for doing our work more effectively and with greater impact. Given the scale and frequency at which human-made and natural crises are accelerating, incremental approaches are not sufficient to manifest the changes we seek. We must take bold and transformative actions to advance exponential change and forge a new path that will allow future generations to thrive.
Over the past decade, we have seen some of the most dynamic movement  organizing in recent history that has united communities working to build a society that works for all: Occupy Wall Street, Spain’s Indignados, Arab Spring, #BlackLivesMatter, Standing Rock, the Fight for $15 and more. Most recently, the 2016 U.S. presidential election has ignited a surge of resistance organizing that has brought together unlikely allies against a common opposition. This wave of social movements has demonstrated the power of intersectional approaches grounded in shared values to facilitate the wide-scale systemic change our world needs.
3. “Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.” https://climatejusticealliance.org/just-transition/ 4. Throughout this document, our use of “movement” refers to mass-based social movements led by and for our society’s most marginalized communities.