Preface / Andrea Smith ix Foreword / Soniya Munshi and Craig Willse xiii Introduction: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded 1 Part I: The Rise of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex The Political Logic of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex / Dylan Rodriguez 21 In the Shadow of the State / Ruth Wilson Gilmore 41 From Black Awakening in Capitalist America / Robert L. Allen 53 Democratizing American Philanthropy / Christine E. Ahn 63 Part II: Non-Profits and Global Organizing The Filth on Philanthropy: Progressive Philanthropy's Agenda to Misdirect Social Justice Movements / Tiffany Lethabo King and Ewuare Osayande 79 Between Radical Theory and Community Praxis: Reflections on Organizing and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex / Amara H. Perez, Sisters in Action for Power 91 Native Organizing Before the Non-Profit Industrial Complex / Madonna Thunder Hawk 101 Fundraising is Not a Dirty Word: Community-based Economic Strategies for the Long Haul / Stephanie Guilloud and William Cordery, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide "we were never meant to survive": Fighting Violence Against Women and the Fourth World War / Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo 113 Social Service or Social Change? / Paul Kivel 129 Pursuing a Radical Anti-Violence Agenda Inside/Outside a Non-Profit Structure / Alisa Bierria, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) 151 The NGOization of the Palestine Liberation Movement: Interviews with Hatem Bazian, Noura Erekat, Atef Said, and Zeina Zaatari / Andrea Smith 165 Part III: Rethinking Non-Profits, Reimagining Resistance Radical Social Change: Searching for a New Foundation / Adjoa Florencia Joes de Almeida 185 Are the Cops in Our Heads and Hearts? / Paula X. Rojas 197 Non-Profits and the Autonomous Grassroots / Eric Tang 215 On Our Own Terms: Ten Years of Radical Community Building with Sista II Sista / Nicole Burrowes, Morgan Cousins, Paula X. Rojas, and Ije Ude 227 About the Contributors 235 Index 242
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"Although The Revolution Will Not Be Funded presents no easy answers for those of us struggling both to make a living and to create social change, it exhorts us to put the consideration of our movements' missions, and the way we fulfill them, before considerations of organizational and job security-and to regularly revisit within our organizations the question of whether the form and the content of our work are essentially compatible." -- Christy Thornton * NACLA Report on the Americas * "Powerfully demonstrate[s] what we too often forget: our attempts at securing safety for ourselves and our communities are subject to much more powerful attempts by the state and society to make itself safe-including to make itself safe from us and our most radical, challenging, revolutionary, feminist ideas." -- Ruthann Robson * Women's Studies Quarterly * "A crucial intervention into mainstream ways of thinking about political organization and social change." -- Ryne Clos * Spectrum Culture * "Fiery" * Utne Reader * "A stinging indictment of what the authors call the 'non-profit industrial complex.'" -- Elisabeth Prugl * Signs *