June 26, 2011
A Philanthropist Takes a Gamble on the Rising Generation of Entrepreneurs
Few issues have been as hotly debated in philanthropy as whether grant makers would be more effective if they adopted the methods of venture capitalists.
While many people have criticized this idea as encouraging donors to act in businesslike ways, others have argued that what characterizes investors in growth companies, such as a high tolerance for risk, close involvement with the projects they underwrite, an interest in performance-based evaluations, and clear exit strategies, would
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