This article from the Nelson Mandela Foundation ring loudly and echoes in our minds here at Soulful Business Magazine. It's called The Gates Effect: Social Entrepreneurship Reframes Charity.
It has some really perceptive insights. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
But the question to ask is: Who benefits from this act of giving? Is it the recipient — thankful for the funds so that they can deliver their essential service, or the receiver, whose humanity and sense of good citizenship is reaffirmed by the action of giving?
The irony in funding our social development with acts of benevolence is ...