Philanthropy Economy Research

Philanthropy Economy Research

This is a research project initiated by Dwight Poler to apply complexity theory to modeling and rethinking the philanthropy economy. This project will involved conducting research to produce a paper that covers the following topics:

Insight – What is The Philanthropy Economy? Laying down a definition for philanthropy and the philanthropy economy Giving some historical context to its development

Analys – How Does Philanthropy Economy Work Today? Looking at the current state of philanthropy Identifying its key structure attributes Identifying the limitations and problems caused by the current system

Transition – Applying Complexity Theory to Rethinking the Philanthropy Economy Giving an overview to what a complexity approach would look like Tracing out the major changes in how we do philanthropy required to get to this new model

Solutions – IT Enabled Philanthropy Given an overview to how we can use online platforms to create a distributed philanthropy economy

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Project Details

Completion Date: 30-4-2019

Location: United States


Research 70%

Analysis 50%


Systems Innovation

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