"The dominant narrative is that we are a country divided across lines of identity and ideology, with little common ground," MacKenzie Scott writes in an op-ed for the New York Times.
"In philanthropy, we have an obligation to challenge that idea."
Scott is the president and CEO of New Profit, a philanthropic organization focused on social issues, and she's among those calling on philanthropists to challenge that narrative.
"Here are three ways you can help to change the track," she writes.
"Co-design is not easy.
It requires us to do things that are countercultural, like listening to ideas and experiences that do not fit neatly with our preconceived notions.
We've become so focused on taking sides, we've forgotten how to solve problems together."
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Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.