Why Philanthropy Should Push Back Against the Business Mindset


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Giving more money to altruistic initiatives should make those programs stronger, right? Not necessarily. Even some of the most well-known, well-intentioned programs have fallen short of their promises, especially ones funded on hunches instead of data.

Take the anti-drug program D.A.R.E. and the anti-incarceration program Scared Straight.

“(Both) received lots and lots of funding without clarity about whether they work,” says our guest Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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