What’s holding us back?

Cynthia Hansen |
What’s holding us back?
© The Human Safety Net

Venture philanthropy is a different beast from traditional giving. We sit at the crossroads of business and the social sector, and therefore can play just outside the rules. We are the chameleons who can speak corporate lingo and NGO acronyms, sit with CFOs and community activists. With what looks like a perfect cocktail of money, autonomy reach and purpose, we should be free to do what we feel will drive impact. So why did so many of the speakers at the EVPA Business of Impact conference call on us as a peer group to be bolder, edgier and less risk-averse? What is holding us back?


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