philanthropy

Why Philanthropy Is Not a Profession

Many occupations today call themselves “professions,” but what does it mean for a domain to truly be a profession, and does philanthropy count?

According to Howard Gardner, the field of philanthropy is not yet a true profession, an argument he makes in a February 2017 opinion piece published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Click here to read Gardner’s thought-provoking piece in full, which includes a discussion of the core elements of professions as well as different strategies of philanthropic giving. (PDF also available.)

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