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Funding Anti-Poverty Programs

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

No matter how you slice and dice the topic, we all know that poverty is a huge issue throughout North America. I spend a good part of each year in Mexico and further south—in Chile—and have lived in Alaska for 40 years. I know how poverty has infiltrated Native villages throughout that state and Canada. And living in the New York Harlem neighborhood for part of each year, I see the “city side’ of poverty on a daily basis. That multiple perspective moved me to write this post as well as develop a new webinar focused on how to fund anti-poverty programs in North America.


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The following article is cross-posted with permission from Alliance magazine blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment. 

Andrew Carneige’s 1889 essay “The Gospel of Wealth,” has done much to inspire modern philanthropists who want to ensure that their wealth contributes to making the world a better place. He was an early advocate of “effective philanthropy,” arguing that:


Poverty—and Resilience—Amidst Amazing Resources


 


Garbed in Poverty