Open Philanthropy


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Open Philanthropy: Maximising the impact of philanthropy

Michelle Man

Philanthropy is weak and fragmented. Business as usual is no longer an option. In the face of increasingly complex global challenges, individual actors lack the resource to tackle the scale and scope of urgent problems. Closed practices drive a lack of information in the field. Individualism undermines coordination. And these dynamics in philanthropy drive competition between charities. There is growing recognition that philanthropy arises from inequality, funding practices can reinforce inequities, and philanthropists can be a key part of the problems they exist to solve. As problems grow in complexity, scale and uncertainty, the need for effective philanthropy has never… Read more “Open Philanthropy: Maximising the impact of philanthropy”