Fuller Contact Philanthropy

It’s been more than three years since my last post on Full Contact Philanthropy. I stopped writing for a few reasons:

  1. I felt like I had run out of things to say.
  2. I wanted to focus on growing my skill set and on my day job.
  3. I didn’t like the state of the social sector, with so much focus on deficit based programs, philanthro-celebrity worship, and false prophets.
  4. Most importantly I didn’t like how I was reacting negatively (and publicly) to the problems I saw in the sector.

There’s a fine line between passion and anger. Passion drives you, anger clouds you. I had grown angry, and have greatly enjoyed a few years of working on myself, building a team, being a part of advancing the cash-transfers movement, and re-discovering my love and passion for this line of work.

There are plenty of people writing about the social sector. What nonprofits should do, how they should measure impact, how they should raise funds, yadda yadda. Fewer of these folks write from an insider perspective. I started my career (and this blog) writing about things I had little experience with.

After several years now on the inside helping build an organization, I come back to Full Contact Philanthropy with more experience, more purpose, and more to say. I’m not sure you can call it a “come back” if no one realized you were gone, but for what it’s worth, I’m back.