Fortune | June 2011
With over 75,000 foundations distributing nearly $40 billion a year in the U.S., the most successful foundations and individual donors worldwide go beyond donating money to become active participants in the change effort. How can funders make this shift?
- The use of non-financial assets (such as networks, and influence) are invaluable to effectively tackling social problems.
- Involve business in your philanthropic efforts—don’t shy away from working with local labor to meet your goal.
- Don’t be afraid to advocate and become involved with policy.