You know first hand the hypocrisy of capitalist titans donating pittances and claiming a clean conscience, believing that they know what is best for the poor in other places. And on a daily basis you see what the 1% wrought on those less fortunate - in this country and around the world.
You'd love to be shown a different way. A real change in the status quo of capitalism and philanthropy that can lead to a real, long-term reduction in poverty and increase in quality of life for everyone on this small blue ball we call home.
You are not alone. As showed us all in his New York Times OpEd and we discovered in Wayan Vota's Open Letter, there is a great desire to have a new operating system for philanthropy and a more holistic focus on equality in everything we do.
So please RSVP to join a unique Google Hangout with , , , , Heather Peeler, and , moderated by that will dive deep into three related questions we are all wrestling with:
1. Who are the true philanthropists - those who love their fellow (wo)man so much they are willing to try something, anything, to find new was we can work together for a better tomorrow? How can we help them transform philanthropy into an edgy, risk-taking movement that pushes the boundary in changing lives for the better?
2. How can we change our systems so that businesses build, rather than destroy this planet and its people? Incentivize government to be a strong, positive force for equity between all people? And lead philanthropy into a new way of interacting with business, government, and those it aims to benefit?
3. What are the concrete actions we can take to connect cutting-edge philanthropists, in the most inclusive sense of that word, with the opportunities for growth and change that will increase the positive impacts we all wish to see in the world?
We will explore these questions and more in an open, interactive debate broadcast live on Google+.
After a short opening by each panelist, Lindsay will use questions you submit via Twitter using the #NewPhilanthropy hashtag quiz the panelists and drive the conversation forward towards collective action.
Please RSVP now to join us on August 20th.
Please comment on it directly or add your thoughts in the comments below.
Update: With all the interest this conversation has generated, I'm organizing a Google Hangout On Air on August 20th to discuss these themes more. Please note your interest via this form to participate: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dwR93gFl8pZgPSy-ax7PNa07Lk_ll7O7FyZ-M8dQHVU/viewform
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