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Lead Off Questions for “Filamthropy”

Filamthropy began just over three years ago. The landscape of social enterprise in the Philippines and philanthropy across the diaspora has changed significantly since then, but, of course, there still remain challenges. Let’s revisit our very first blog from September 7, 2010.


As I begin this endeavor of writing and, hopefully, engaging others in a thoughtful conversation on Filipinos and philanthropy, I am considering certain questions to shape and drive my thinking.  They include:

  1. To whom should I be listening?
  2. What are my own thoughts and observations, in addition to commenting on the the writings of others?  Moreso, with regard to this conversation, what can I offer?
  3. Finally, with regard to making philanthropic impact, what can I really offer in terms of time, treasure, and talent?

Along with my questions, I am considering these possibilities:

  1. Those with decision-making or access to money or labor can be directly connected to those who may know how to employ these assets effectively in addressing social needs and issues.  Connecting real resources with the genuinely resourceful.
  2. Learning from experience and dialogue can be directly applied to timely and decisive actions.  Connecting learning and leadership.
  3. Concern…

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This entry was posted on November 2, 2013 by in Perspective.

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