Philanthropy is a funny sort of business. Its stated intention is to “change the world”, but then it goes about doing a multitude of things that don’t seem to have any real chance of reaching that goal.
It’s as if as a field we were saying our goal was to climb Mount Everest, but we went around living a normal life, doing normal things and simply hitting the gym every day.
Normal people don’t climb Mount Everest. You know who climbs Mount Everest? Crazy people.
So I think the field of philanthropy needs to start asking itself a new question.
Are we crazy enough to change the world?
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