RSF Shared Gifting Featured in a Report on Collaborative Funding Models
May 1, 2015
Last year, the New Economy Coalition (NEC) sponsored a report titled, “Philanthropy and the New Economy: Models for Collaborative and Democratic Innovation.” The report examines current models of collaborative funding and was published to begin a conversation about how these models might be useful in supporting the movement to create new economies.
As discussed in an RSF white paper on Shared Gifting, some traditional models of philanthropy can dampen collaboration by forcing organizations to compete, rather than cooperate. The NEC report offers information about different forms of giving and explores whether additional innovation within philanthropy might enhance the impact of the emergent New Economy movement. A broad spectrum of historical examples provides evidence that models of giving, rooted in the principles of democracy, justice, and appropriate scale are valuable additions to the traditional paradigm of philanthropy.
The NEC is a network of organizations imagining and building a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. The NEC is united by two beliefs. The first is that we must confront the structural flaws rendering our environment more unlivable and our economy more unjust. The second is that we will only succeed if we develop new commitments and tools to support each other.
RSF is excited to be a part of this growing movement!