I’ve now spent four years in the impact investing space, and nearly three years as a blogger on philanthropy, generosity and social change. The landscape looks radically different than it did just a few years ago.
On the upside, JP Morgan is now saying that impact investing might be a $1 trillion market; “impact investing” and “social entrepreneurs” are two of the top 10 philanthropy buzzwords of the decade; and we’ve seen a flourishing of philanthropy, especially by mega-donors, both in terms of total philanthropic dollars committed and in more visible and more public talk of results-oriented approaches.
Here’s my take on what this all means, from my talk at the 2010 NextGen:Charity conference.
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