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    • Story of the Fifth Monk

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      Story of the Fifth Monk

      People often talk in philanthropy about “going further upstream” to address the root causes of problems vs. merely addressing the symptoms.  We talk about gaining greater leverage for change by engaging in “transformational philanthropy” that challenges our worldviews, our habitual ways of thi...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Participatory Philanthropy

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      Participatory Philanthropy

        One of my first experiences of fully participating in life came during a river rafting trip on a difficult section of the Salt River in Arizona during spring flood.  I was a freshman boatman paddling with six veteran guides when the boat ahead of us capsized.  With minimal direction from our...

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      March 6, 2015

    • A New Story for Philanthropy

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      A New Story for Philanthropy

      In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, artist and philanthropist, Peter Buffett, the son of the 4th wealthiest person in the world, wrote a scathing critique of the current philanthropic system calling it: “The Charitable-Industrial Complex”. As someone who’s worked for more than two...

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      March 6, 2015

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