Foundation 2.0: Are Networks the Future of Philanthropy?

Michael Idinopulos writes on Socialtext:

Why don’t philanthropic foundations think more about networks?

The traditional philanthropic model revolves around money. Foundations have it, and nonprofits need it. So the foundations give it to the nonprofits in the form of a grant. There’s a lot more to it, of course, but that’s the basic idea.

Money is important, but it’s not everything. Nonprofit leaders are hungry for knowledge. Conferences offer an opportunity for charity leaders to learn from each other, but they are costly and often impractical to attend.

So why aren’t there more opportunities for nonprofit executives to meet each other online?

Read Michael’s complete post here.