Posted by Allison Fine on December 8, 2009
Well, there, Lucy goes again being super smart! Lucy, Ed Skloot and Barry Varela of Duke University have just released a draft of their paper called “Disrupting Philanthropy.” I had read and commented on an earlier draft of the paper and am delighted to see how much furhter it has come along since.
Here are the highlights:
- Reproducibility, remixability, and availability of information are possible with the digitization of data. For philanthropy this means greater transparency on who is doing what and fundamental changes in how and where philanthropic capital flows;
- The long tail of philanthropy is now the participation of lots of small dollar donors through online giving platforms like GlobalGiving;
- The crowdsourcing and actions that are enabled by the available of new data and technologes (such as the work of the Sunlight Foundation) that lead to….
- Lots of interesting new models and stories — but you have to read the paper to find out what they are!
Enjoy the paper and let Lucy know what you think.
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