Righting the power imbalance between funders and NGOs
Most NGOs have tales of funders causing compromises, ethical knots, and budgetary jeopardy – all of which erodes their impact.
First Book is dedicated to equal access to quality education for children in need. A non-profit, First Book has launched a series of social enterprise models that harness the collective voice and purchasing power of educators serving children in need. The First Book Network has over 400,000 educators; the organization has distributed more than 175 million books and resources. The organization operates in the US and Canada and has worked in more than 30 countries. First Book’s innovative solutions for educators transform the educational environment for children and demonstrate how a self-sustaining social enterprise can be a powerful force for social change.