When I conceived the idea for What is Philanthropy? back in the fall of 2008 I imagined the film being viewed by people of all ages who may be engaged in or developing their own form of giving. While philanthropy is arguably portrayed and discussed more now than ever before, to a large extent it still remains narrowly perceived or misunderstood. I have often thought that people involved in carpentry or accounting don’t have this difficulty in explaining their fields. My ultimate focus for using the film in higher education and K-12 schools as a teaching and learning tool remains, and will become reality soon. However, in the past four years I have received a few suggestions for other ways the film could make an impact on individuals discovering philanthropy for the first time or potentially expanding their views of what philanthropy can be. I would like to hear your ideas for how you would use a documentary on philanthropy. Leave a comment below describing where and how you might be able to use the film.
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