Working out how to do philanthropy in a way that makes a genuine difference is one of the biggest challenges facing the world.
— Matthew Bishop, Globalisation Editor, The Economist & Coauthor, Philanthrocapitalism
Recognise that it’s all a work in progress – that what you fund now may be different from what you do in five years time, and that evolution and change is an intrinsic part of any work which involves pushing for a change in the status quo.
— Sigrid Rausing
I long to see a radical shift in philanthropy that will come to characterize the 21st century. That is, a reclaiming of the root meaning of philanthropy: love of what it means to be human.
— Valaida Fullwood, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
— Margaret Meade