Sunday, May 09, 2004

Benetech exists in the social entrepreneurship sector. This article, from the Wharton School, takes a critical look at venture philanthropy. Even as a relentless booster of the benefits of venture philanthropy, I have to admit that their core conclusion is correct: that pure venture philanthropy is still a small segment of the philanthropic funding sector. But, new ideas often have small market share early on. The real question is: do they deliver the results? I believe that the rapid growth of venture philanthropy is continuing because it delivers good results, and that much of this investment is not explicitly labeled venture philanthropy.

Does venture philanthropy work? | CNET News.com

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