Category Archives: Deviant Philanthropy

What’s Deviant in Philanthropy?

In response to my posts about Deviant Philanthropy, Paul Brest, president of the Hewlett Foundation left a comment: “I agree with the premises of Sean’s post on deviant philanthropy, but I’m confused about what he thinks constitutes mainstream and deviance. My guess is that most WRITING about philanthropy in the past decade has advocated for […]

The Role of Deviant Philanthropy

In my post yesterday about “deviant philanthropy” I advanced the idea that deviance is an important element of successful communities. The reaction from readers was interesting. Some readers left comments disagreeing with what they thought was my advocacy of the “deviant” concepts that I suggested in the post. However, in my post I made clear […]