Nathaniel Whittemore reflects on how some people at SoCap argued that grantmaking philanthropy was not part of the "social capital markets". Give me a break! Grantmaking is investing with a pure social return motive. If you exclude grantmaking from the social capital markets, you invalidate the whole concept of social returns. Not a good framework for forming a "social capital market"!
The book Creative Capitalism comes out in December. In this post, Marcia Stepanek explains how the book was written via a group blog. The book sounds like a remix of Bill Gates' creative capitalism comments, philanthropy blogs and Warren Buffett. Pretty cool.
NYU has launched an online philanthropy journal with both faculty and student submissions as well as the flashiest, most web 2.0 interface I've ever seen on a philanthropy site.
Wow. The Heyman site is incredibly annoying, and also completely inaccessible to the blind.
The Heyman Center’s website might be super flashy but that doesn’t count for anything when it takes too long to load. I tried twice and both times gave up after a minute…
I’m not sure it counts for anything either. But I sure enjoyed the change of pace compared to most academic websites (although my load time was too long as well).
Balancing slickness and accessibility can be tough.