What is Philanthropy?
Philanthropy is a particular kind of charitable giving. It is focused on the root causes of problems and making a sustainable improvement, as distinct from contributing to immediate relief.
Philanthropy is not the exclusive preserve of very wealthy people. What distinguishes philanthropic giving from more spontaneous once off charitable donations is that the money is given with a degree of reflection and a clear purpose.
Philanthropy Ireland. (n.d.). retrieved with thanks on December 11, 2015, from http://www.philanthropy.ie/
For a deeper dive into the world of Philanthropy visit the websites below:
- Philanthropy News Digest
- Council on Foundations
- UK Community Foundations
- Stanford Social Innovation Review