A great, short little video arguing that it is not enough to want to do good. There are other keys to social entrepreneurial success.
Tim Odgen looks at how texting and peer-to-peer giving is changing philanthropy. Far from a starry-eyed celebration of social media, Tim looks at the problems philanthropy will have meeting the expectations being created by peer-to-peer technology.
Lucy Bernholz's Blueprint R&D is looking to hire a philanthropy analyst.
Seth Godin looks at Peter Singer's analysis of how much to give and suggests that we must help donors figure out "how much is a enough to give".
Nell Edgington argues against the nonprofit sector being nice and argues that it gets in the way of getting things done.
Creative Cities is a British Council initiative. The British Council is a charity funded by government. I’ve made several attempts to connect with them about the social enterprise we’ve been doing in Eastern Europe over the past decade since this project seems to be based on a similar approach. I see no evidence of a business plan or any impact in spite of this commentary.
There appears to be very little public interest , In their forum, the last message aside from porn spam is my own.
Seth Godin is asking “how much is enough?” and perhaps that’s a question to ask not so much in terms of what percentage of one’s income to “make a difference” but to ascertain how much is needed to resolve a problem in the first instance . We calculated for example that the cost of transferring all children from institutions to family type homes in Ukraine would be $800 million up front with $325 million recurring .
I’d agree that third sector orgs need to get tough but in a different direction, where funds are siphoned and eyes are averted. In the institutional childcare example I gave above, for instance, there’s a widely held belief that 80% of all funding is siphoned by organised crime,