Today, I had the honour of presenting at Social Venture Partner Toronto
's panel discussion on, "How Microphilanthropy Is Changing Giving
." Below are my 'slides' from the presentation...
And here's a description of the event...
Microphilathropy is an approach to philanthropy based on smaller, more direct interaction between those who are in need and those who can give. Platforms such as Kiva, DonorsChoose and Facebook Causes have the ability to aggregate thousands of relatively small donations to make a big difference. To date, Kiva has distributed over $119 million to 297,000 small business entrepreneurs in developing countries, with an average loan size of $400 and a 98.27% repayment rate.
Come hear from three Canadian leaders as they describe how their initiatives are changing how, why and where people give:
- Peter Deitz is the founder of Social Actions, a social enterprise that curates open source and collaborative projects to make it easier for people to take action on the causes they care
- Ruth Richardson is the co-founder of the Small Change Fund, which enables social change at the grassroots level and helps Canadians invest in local actions that make a difference for the planet.
- Anil Patel is the Executive Director of the Framework Foundation, which empowers Canadians to ‘get in the picture’ to participate in volunteering and philanthropy.