I’m not sure if I’ve spent more time explaining what Philanthropegie is all about – or helping people figure out how to pronounce it? Hopefully, that will all change now that the site is up and running. Well, at least the part about explaining what it’s all about.
Almost a year in the making, Philanthropegie is finally a reality. It’s much better than I originally thought it would be when we launched – and so much less than what I hope it will be in the future.
We describe Philanthropegie as “a philanthropic strategy for enhancing the reach and impact of individuals, organizations and nonprofits dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the world.” You’re probably saying ‘Yeah… so what does that mean?’
If you’re bothering to read this, I’m guessing you have an interest in – maybe even a passion for? – philanthropy, social responsibility, giving back, doing good…making a difference. Thankfully, you’re not alone. There are thousands of organizations, millions of individuals and a very large, and growing, number of nonprofits that share that special interest in doing something to make the world a better place.
Far too often, we as individuals, or members of an organization or nonprofit, feel limited or constrained in our ability to make a real impact. Sometimes, it’s because we just don’t know where to start. Sometimes it’s because we don’t feel that we have the resources we need to achieve our vision of giving back, of empowering, of breaking a cycle or of giving hope.
And all the while, there is actually an abundance of people, tools, services and organizations that likely have just what we need – if we could only find them.
Our strategy is to bring you together with the resources that you – as an individual, or a member of an organization or a nonprofit – need to accomplish what you feel in your heart you want to do.
I know we’ve only scratched the surface. As we launch, our site lists only a fraction of the wonderful resources ready to help you meet your philanthropic objectives. At this point, we have focused almost exclusively on North America – while the need is clearly a global one. It’s a start though – I believe a good one.
I hope that you find what you’re looking for – because I know that, when you do, someone’s life will be changed for the better.