So-called “Effective Philanthropy”


Our rejection of so-called “effective philanthropy” is nuanced. We think it a mistake to make decisions based on a short-term view and based on metrics that can’t measure the immeasurable, such as the impact of a given education on a given child. At the same time, good data, such as financial data, inform our decisions. We applaud Guidestar, Charity Navigator and others for them. It is silly to say that we give with our hearts and not with our heads. We’ve actually thought about it, thank you.

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