Pinch Me I Must Be Dreaming: Is This the Future of Philanthropy? | LinkedIn
October 27, 2011 Leave a comment
This is a welcome if slow-to-take-shape change. Every day I hear from young activists around the world who are eager to connect and collaborate in order to effect real change in their local communities. The long history of failed “development” efforts, which have left far too much room for corruption and a lack of accountability, has left many folks–planners and searchers alike (to use Easterly’s terms)–cold. Flexible funding for grassroots initiatives and an increased focus on networks that enable grassroots social entrepreneurs to communicate, collaborate, and share best practices will revolutionize “development” from a top-down industry with far too many over-paid bureaucrats into a buzzing web of authentic change-makers. Hurrah!