As Americans, we are a famously generous people. We’re also famously self-reliant and innovative. Ideally, philanthropy should unite the best of our impulses with the best of our abilities, marrying purpose to efficacy. As blind faith in large institutions recedes, enter the golden age of the philanthropic entrepreneur.
Toy and food drives are a dime a dozen around the holidays. If you want to organize a charitable drive for your office that isn’t the “same old, same old,” here's how to make a difference with a used cell phone drive.
At this time of year, when our attention turns to giving back and products that allow us to do so, we offer a look at social enterprises that are taking innovative approaches to problem-solving and making our world a better place.
The grandson of the legendary investor aims to bring some private-sector savvy to the growing world of mega-philanthropy by helping nonprofits work better together and charities move away from selling narratives to selling solutions.