Maximizing Your Philanthropy (Maximizar a Sua Filantropia)
Perspectivas, pp. 32-38, 2006
3 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2009 Last revised: 6 Jan 2009
Date Written: July 1, 2006
This paper analyzes how to create leverage in philanthropy. A strategic approach to designing programs or selecting grantees is often a necessary condition for leverage, identifying the intervention that creates the greatest positive impact at a given level of social investment. How can one design truly effective programs that enable crowding in - mobilizing resources from other donors or encouraging replication of the model? A strategic approach helps to locate points of leverage, and encourages the design of interventions that bring about the greatest result with the resources at hand. The paper argues that a theory of change is necessary to assess the adequacy of costs and investments, and proposes a holistic, dashboard approach to measuring the key quantitative and qualitative variables that co-determine performance.
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Keywords: Philanthropy, strategy, leverage
JEL Classification: L31
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