Quotes About Philanthropy And Business

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Quotes About Philanthropy And Business

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.
— Michael Porter —

I've never been one who enjoys maintaining the status quo. I'm always pushing for new ideas, whether it's in business or philanthropy.

— Eli Broad

When I started teaching at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000, no field-based courses in strategic philanthropy existed.

— Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Philanthropy without scale and sustainability is like any other bad business that will simply wither and die on the vine.

— Naveen Jain

I get great satisfaction from both business and philanthropy.

— Donald Bren

In business, the market gives you feedback in real time. Your sales figures tell you what's working, what isn't, and how you need to change. If you don't listen to the feedback, you go belly up. In philanthropy, there is no market.

— Jeff Raikes

Philanthropy should be taking much bigger risks that business. If these are easy problems, business and government can come in and solve them.

— Bill Gates

I've seen how important this concept is in business. To be truly successful, companies need to have a corporate mission that is bigger than making a profit. We try to follow that at salesforce.com, where we give 1% of our equity, 1% of our profits, and 1% of our employees' time to the community. By integrating philanthropy into our business model our employees feel that they do much more than just work at our company. By sharing a common and important mission, we are united and focused, and have found a secret weapon that ensures we always win.

— Marc Benioff

Earlier in this century, philanthropy often flowed from the wills of dead industrialists. In recent decades, it's as likely to have come from a very alive business leader, entertainer, artist or sports star. The most effective of these patrons begin the process of giving by asking what they care about passionately.

— Michael Milken

There isn't any question that Hollywood is profit driven. Anybody that thinks it isn't is a fool. It's a business. Hollywood was never philanthropy. The only purpose it had was making money; the only purpose it still has is to make money.

— Sydney Pollack

Philanthropy can be integrated into business. I believe strongly that companies can be incredible agents of good in the world.

— Marc Benioff

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