"Whose voices get heard? Who gets ignored? Ben Wrobel and Meg Massey make a sharp and compelling case for shifting decision-making power – a must-read for the social sector."
- Ben Jealous, former President and CEO, NAACP
"This book is constructive, informed, comprehensive and above all, engrossing. An eye-opening and provocative read for those deploying capital to solve the world's big challenges."
- Tara Sabre Collier, Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford's Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
"Massey and Wrobel offer an important road map for turning statements of solidarity into meaningful action. Through their thoughtful and accessible framing, the authors outline a pathway forward for asset owners, foundation executives and community members. A critical read for critical times!"
- Jed Emerson, Founder, Blended Value Group
“How can we reimagine a more just world if we don’t consider the redistribution of power as a key element to transformative change? In Letting Go, Ben Wrobel and Meg Massey address this question deeply in their sharp read with real world examples and solutions on how philanthropy and funders can step up by stepping down, and become better allies for the communities they seek to serve.”
- Rodney Foxworth, CEO, Common Future
“Sharing power isn’t just a concept, it’s an action. We have to actually work differently as investors if we want to build community wealth and power, and truly realize the transformative potential of impact investing. This book provides an important roadmap from philosophy to action, and I hope the field will take its lessons to heart!”
- Morgan Simon, Founder, Candide Group
“If our ambition is justice, not charity, then the question of ‘Who decides?’ is key. By interrogating the usual ways we operate, and sharing stories of inspiring alternatives, Letting Go is the best introduction to the best ideas for social change.”
- Rose Longhurst, Programme Officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe