Strategic Philanthropy – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
13 Mar 2016
In December 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr Priscilla Chan announced their intention to pledge 99% of their Facebook shares – then valued at A$62 billion – to a new philanthropic vehicle known as The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Koda believes the Initiative is a game changer with the potential to completely revise the way we think about philanthropy, charity and how to create social impact, thanks to its big picture approach and refusal to be bound by conventional wisdom.
In this article, first published in the 2016 Leadership issue of Generosity Magazine under the title ‘Why the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a sign of the philanthropic times‘, we explain why.
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