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Philanthropic Leadership Requires Focus, Flexibility, and Fortitude

As our global society grows more complex and the need for greater economic and social opportunity more pronounced, the role of philanthropy becomes ever more important—and more nuanced. The days are long past when the field of philanthropy could pin its hopes solely on grant making, and other means of providing direct service or support to those in need.

Don’t misunderstand; it’s not that charity doesn’t matter. Quite the contrary: Without it, true opportunity is unattainable. Charity has always mattered, and it still matters a great deal. But it’s not enough, and it’s not philanthropy.

The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

Tracy Chen

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