High impact philanthropy is characterized by the following:
- A focus first on achieving social impact – i.e., a meaningful improvement in the lives of others (vs. other concerns such as maximizing the funder’s tax benefit or honoring a funder’s loved one)
- Leveraging the best available evidence in identifying problems and developing solutions
- Linking considerations of cost and impact to understand where the best ‘bang for buck’ lies
- Continuous learning to refine and improve so that you make a greater and greater difference
Watch Katherina M. Rosqueta, our founding executive director, discuss high impact philanthropy at TEDx and BigThink.