February 24, 2010

Rebuilding Efforts Need to Tap Haitian Civic Leaders, Plus More: Wednesday's Roundup

  • Giving by text message to the Haiti disaster is a sign that everyday donors are embracing "Philanthropy 2.0," a faster and more technology-driven era of giving, says David O. Washington, a philanthropy consultant. On the Huffington Post he writes that mobile-phone fund raising still has some obstacles and wonders if wealthy donors and foundations are adapting to this way of operating.
  • Charities need to stop considering only the mega-rich as "philanthropists" and instead help usher in an era of "citizen philanthropy," writes Dan Pallotta on his Harvard Business Review blog. Mr. Pallotta is the founder of a company that raised money for nonprofit groups.