7 habits of highly participatory donors & NGOs

Ready to improve your work with young people? This is for you! Many donors and NGOs have the intention of working more collaboratively with young people. These intentions have been demonstrated through consensus statements, challenges, research, tools, and pooled funding mechanisms. As young people running youth-led organizations and as ‘aged-out’ (over 30) youth partnership advisors, we’ve helped develop and promote these efforts. However, we know this isn’t the real work. At best, these are signs of change to come. At worst, they are performative actions that could stall real progress.