In one section of this web site's library I post links to articles showing challenges facing non-profit organizations. In another I post links to articles advocating for funding of general operations.
I'll be adding this Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) article, titled "Pay-What-It-Takes-Philanthropy" to that collection.
Then I encourage you to read some of the articles I've posted on the Tutor/Mentor Blog that focus on philanthropy. The graphic below is included in one article. It is asking donors to consider the many years it takes for kids to move through school and into jobs, and the many places where programs who support this journey need to be funded...fully. The SSIR article is a starting point, but a much, much larger conversation needs to be happening, if we're really going to make needed programs available in all the places where poverty contributes to inequality and lost opportunity.
As you look at these articles think of ways you can host this discussion in your family, faith group, business, college and social groups and ways you can connect your network to the information and ideas I share on this web site and my blogs.
Then, look at articles posted on this blog, and think of ways you can bring your network into on-line communities, via cMOOCs and other emerging forms of on-line collaboration. Maybe you and your company can sponsor such interactions as part of your own service to mankind.
This ROLE OF LEADERS PDF can be used to show commitments of leaders,and strategies for building learning communities in different types of organizations.
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