In Foundations

Micronews on philanthropy.

Investing Vs. Buying Social Goods

Sean Stannard-Stockton: “The capital markets are a system for delivering financial resources to organizations. They include venture capital that provides money to start up organizations, to public stock markets that provide capital to the largest companies in the world. I’m very explicitly NOT arguing that the philanthropic sector mimic every aspect of financial markets. But I am arguing that the goal of philanthropy should be that of a social capital market. A system for providing capital to nonprofit organizations. . . . not all philanthropy needs to be an investment. There is plenty of room and need for donors who want to “buy” social good (program execution from nonprofits).”

 

Full article has good list of social investment philanthropy orgs.

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