I’ll be participating in an interesting panel in New York City on Tuesday, May 11 on the topic of “Disrupting Philanthropy: Changing the Rules”. Much has been written about the blurring of the boundaries between the non-profit, for-profit, and state sectors. We now have Google.org (for-profit philanthropy), philanthrocapitalism (socially purposed for profits), and foundation-state collaboration (such as the efforts of major foundations to supplement the Department of Education’s Race to the Top funds). So much experimentation is now underway that we need discussion about how public policy can keep up with all the innovation. That’s what this discussion will cover: whether we need to revise public policies.
Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations
Diana Aviv, President and CEO of Independent Sector
Lucy Bernholz, President and CEO of Blueprint Research and Design, Inc, blogger at Philanthropy 2173
Rob Reich, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
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