“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”- Dalai Lama
For most of us, philanthropy stands for charitable giving or getting involved with some social cause. However, philanthropy etymologically stands for “love of humanity”. To be more precise, philanthropy is all about caring, nourishing and improving the life of others. Unless you have a genuine love for humanity and are conscious about the environment, surroundings and your community, you cannot get involved with everyday problems of the less privileged. To be a modern philanthropist, one must understand the need to create an effective balance between the needs of the less privileged and the vast resources of the Earth. Moreover, it is the best way to ensure a sustainable universe for our future generations is through cultivating humanity and philanthropy in each one of us.
There is no two ways about the fact that more and more people today are getting involved with philanthropy in some way or the other, especially with a huge boost in philanthropy through the use of technology; however, for the world to be a better place, philanthropists still need to be more strategic in their design and approach. Modropy is one such organization that endeavors to help philanthropists direct their energy and resources in the right direction.