I'll be writing an upcoming series for a very specific type of individual interested in philanthropy. Assumptions of the series:
- You are interested in allocating capital to solving big problems.
- You don’t want to repeat other people’s mistakes.
- You want to get the best results for your dollars.
Why it Matters:
The world has problems. Big problems.
Despite the best efforts of donors, it is hard to tell if these problems are being significantly improved through philanthropy. Over $270 Billion is spent by individuals alone in the U.S. annually on charitable causes.
The social sector struggles with some very fundamental issues, despite it’s best intentions. Many of these issues are based on admirable impulses with unintended consequences as people move from measurable, local charitable giving to more significant global philanthropy.
We are researching a small series is dedicated to elevating relationships between donors and nonprofits, and addressing solutions that account for these quirks. I believe that the world deserves more efficient, meaningful and impactful philanthropy, and we've identified a few new ways of creating it.