What’s the Problem With Strategic Philanthropy?

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Strategic philanthropy is a sound and valuable approach to giving, but many nonprofit leaders raise questions about the idea in private.

Because so many seem reluctant to voice their concerns about strategic philanthropy, it’s time to consider the kinds of worries one hears regularly from grantees and even from a few donors. Here are some I have collected:

Grantee: “The work I am doing is at a very early stage of innovation. Of course, I will go