Philanthropy with fuzzy edges
February 4, 2006 § Leave a comment
San Francisco, USA
A non-speedgeek highlight from the Innovation Funders event: listening to Howard Rheingold wax prophetic on exactly the kind of questions I’ve been ruminating on for our business plan. What is network-centric social investment? How do you blend networks, emergence and cooperative strategies into the practice of philanthropy and social investment?
Giving a glimpse of a paper he’s writing for the Council on Foundations, he said: “We need to be thinking about something beyond programs and projects. We need to be thinking about something with permeable boundaries and smarts at the edges.” We do, and we are.