Here is a cool lecture from Katherine Fulton on the future of philanthropy. She defines philanthropy as collaboration around a common goal to think and do bigger, and discusses ways people are participating and what's new and emerging. She also speaks to philanthropy as giving time and talent, not just money, and how philanthropy is being democratized - a time in history when the average person has more power to participate than ever before. This totally resonates with me, and big props to Mikey, JP and Lisa for giving their time and talent. I love this too: "we're not thinking our way into a new way of acting, we're acting our way into a new way of thinking. philanthropy is reorganizing itself." have a listen... The lecture is from 2007 and still relevant.