Thrivability in Philanthropy

Looking at thrivability just within the philanthropic sector (some are on the edge of the philanthropic spectrum)

  • democratization of philanthropy, microphilanthropy
  • microloans (blending into investment rather than gifts) like Kiva
  • giving while living (rather than leaving large bequests) such as Buffett, Omidyar, and a handful of other uber-wealthy givers
  • mission-related investing
  • social entrepreneurship via philanthropy as in Ashoka supported fellows
  • spend-down foundations (use money now rather than hoarding 95%+ for future needs and name glory into infinity)
  • games and challenge granting

What other areas of philanthropy do you think are shifting our world toward thrivability?


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