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Social justice groups are ‘already solving the problems.’ Now they need more from philanthropists, panelists say.

Sept. 21, 2023

For philanthropic leaders, simply talking about social justice issues is not enough to move the needle. Instead, two of the state’s leading humanitarians said Thursday at the Globe Summit that using your platform to support grassroots advocacy groups already doing the work is necessary and will take social justice work further.

“It’s all about finding local nonprofits in your area,” said former New England Patriots star Devin McCourty. “I don’t need to have a better idea … I just need to get with them.”

In a panel on “Championing Social Justice” moderated by Globe business columnist and associate editor Shirley Leung, McCourty and Makeeba McCreary, president of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, or NCF, shared their paths to giving back and highlighted how benefactors can be better at helping movements.

Read full article in The Boston Globe.