Many philanthropists are successful business professionals, investors or entrepreneurs. In addition to their financial resources, they bring expertise, skills, and collegial networks that can be of enormous benefit to the nonprofits they support. A growing number of donors and philanthropists are seeking ways to become more closely involved with a limited “portfolio” of charities, providing a combination of financial, intellectual and social capital. These so-called “engaged philanthropists” infuse their grantmaking activities with the principles and tools of venture capital investing, partnering with these organizations over an extended period of time.
Why is this approach to philanthropy on the rise worldwide? How does this approach differ from traditional philanthropy? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of this investment approach? This primer attempts to answer some of these questions for donors who are considering an engaged philanthropy approach to their charitable giving.
(24 pages; 176 mm x 250 mm).
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