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11 Paths to Effective Giving

This blog was originally published on June 4, 2015 by Andy Carroll on PhilanthroFiles, the blog of Exponent Philanthropy.  It is reposted here with permission. It’s common for Exponent Philanthropy members who’ve made significant impact to reflect back and say, “Money wasn’t the most important thing. It was really about being a catalyst, making things happen.” Philanthropy is more than transferring money. It’s about using passion, knowledge, connections, advocacy, and dollars to make change on important issues. Central to success is listening, learning, leveraging, and leading. Yet when we teach and write about grantmaking, we fixate on how best to carry out a bureaucratic, paper-based, transactional process for getting money out the door. Guidelines, applications, due diligence, dockets, decision processes, … Continue reading 11 Paths to Effective Giving

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