"The business case for generosity starts with passion. You got to have passion for the project and the person who's investing has to have personal passion for what you're doing. Second is the leadership. An 'A' idea with a 'B' team is much worse than a 'B' idea and an 'A' team. You gotta bring the right people. And finally, the business case has to be there. Somebody giving has to know that theirmoney's being used well, but they want to know that it's being used by the right people." -- Doug Shipman
What is the business case for generosity?
Most recently a principal in the Atlanta office of the Boston Consulting Group, Shipman is overseeing the formative stages of a new center dedicated to the ongoing struggle for civil and human rights in Atlanta, the Southeast and around the world. Doug also has an extensive educational background in issues of race, ethnicity and gender including undergraduate and graduate studies in topics including the relationship between economics and poverty, the history of American minority groups and religion as applied in social movements including the American Civil Rights movement, the Indian independence movement and the Buddhist environmental movement in Southeast Asia.