Top Five Challenges for Philanthropy

Michael Gilbert, blogging from the COF conference, posts the top five challenges facing philanthropy as identified by Council on Foundation members.

  • Capacity building
  • Collaboration
  • Communications
  • Effectiveness
  • Relations (government & corporate)

I think that collaboration, communications and effectiveness can all be addressed by embracing social media tools (blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc). These tools can also help tackle capacity building and relations. Technology is never a panacea, but these tools are the building blocks to overcoming these challenges.