4.20.2009

High Impact Philanthropy


Here's a nice piece by Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy on eradicating malaria. Echoing some sentiments I had expressed in a previous post, it encourages givers to think about where they might best add value with their contributions of time and money, among three tiers of entry points: immediate need (example: nets), systems-building (example: health care delivery structures), and "game changing" innovations (example: vaccines).

I like how sophisticated philanthropy has gotten lately. (It's not your father's philanthropy advocacy organization that uses the phrase "efficient frontier" in its tagline!) Would that people of all value systems, and especially those Bible-believing saints who appreciate the importance of alleviating present human suffering as well as rectifying structural inequities, become more high-impact in their giving.
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