Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thoughts on philanthropy

If you got together with other smart people to discuss how to "optimize institutional philanthropy" you would have a lot to talk about. It would help to identify some of what needs to be made better. Here's a rather elegant and brilliant summary from a colleague, Tamzin Ractliffe, about many (most? all?) grantmaking organizations:
  • They don't respond quickly enough;
  • They don't act fast enough;
  • They don't stick with anything long enough; and
  • They don't fund the work enough
Well said.

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