July 31, 2014 — National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy
“Philanthropists always try to maximize their impact.
That’s why we have the maxim, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
I call this the move from Philanthropy 1.0, which seeks quick fixes, to Philanthropy 2.0, which is about addressing a skills gap. While both approaches to philanthropy without a doubt are necessary, one obviously has longer lasting impact and a higher return on investment.
Continuing this line of thinking and the search for ever greater returns on investment, philanthropists, myself included, are moving towards Philanthropy 3.0. That is: philanthropy that makes durable structural changes in society – changing the very core fundamentals of how people interact.”
“It is our belief that philanthropy needs to be re-imagined to more accurately reflect women’s continued existence at the epicenter of society’s most inexcusable ethical fault lines—the haves and the have-nots, the educated and the disenfranchised, the supported and the abandoned. Women are more likely to have an intimate awareness of poverty (we are still over half of minimum wage workers) and relational wisdom–rooted in our long history at the center of most community organizing and healing work.”
“An overwhelming majority of women and children worldwide are affected by poverty. And traditional aid is not doing much about it – only 0.6 percent of all development money goes to programs that specifically address the needs of women and girls, according to the Office of International Development Assistance. That’s only a half cent per capita for half the world’s population.
There needs to be much more money dedicated to addressing women and girls living in poverty. This problem needs significant resources and it is unacceptable to expect women’s organizations to do this “on the cheap.” That is where women’s funds come into the picture.”
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