The Business of Doing Good

Rusty Stahl, director of my favorite organization for young people in philanthropy, EPIP, has recently written a response to Dahna Goldstein's essay, titled Foundations Should be More Like Public Companies, which she posted on Sean Stannard-Stockton's Tactical Philanthropy blog as part of his "One Post Challenge". Let me diverge for a moment and say how much I enjoy that the One Post Challenge in particular and philanthropy blogs in general have created such a rich conversation about how to make the work of philanthropy more effective. It wasn't so long ago when those conversations were few and far between because foundation's good intentions are seen as good enough. I'm glad to see that we are at a point as a society that we realize the stakes are too high to just settle for good intentions, it's time to expect results. Check out Rusty's response here.