Perspectives in Philanthropy: Meaningful Meditation

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 4.21.36 PMDeepak Chopra delivered the keynote at Morgan Stanley’s Social Impact Exchange this past June.  Please enjoy reading the latest edition of “Perspectives in Philanthropy” which includes the article, Meaningful Meditation (Pages 6-7) highlighting meditation and not for profits, The Chopra Foundation and Just Capital.
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“Entrepreneurs are the creative minds behind some of the world’s most innovative and transformational ideas. Social entrepreneurs are a growing cohort amongst them and the impact these individuals have on society can be profound. For example, Deepak Chopra has worked to prevent youth violence by teaching the concepts of mindfulness and wellbeing to adolescents so they can help mitigate the risk of dangerous situations escalating to violence.”
“The Chopra Foundation is dedicated to the future of wellbeing for the entire global community through our commitment to helping to create a more peaceful, just, sustainable, happier and healthy world,” said Deepak Chopra, Founder and Chairman of the Chopra Foundation. “We are devoted to the development of youth through leadership programs that teach conscious lifestyle choices to dynamically reduce crime and violence. Additionally, we have partnered with Food for Education which sends 1.3 million children to school while providing a daily meal as an incentive for receiving an education.”

Putting Humanity Back Into the Modern Philanthropic Movement

Description: Big names, big causes, big wallets. Today’s modern philanthropic movement has reached epic heights, ushering in scaleable solutions to modern day social ills and unleashing untold amounts of money into what is now being called the third sector. And with this growing emphasis on creating change for profit concepts such as return on investment, indicators of success, and business viability are making their way into the quest to transform people’s lives. While this approach has gained some traction, some are beginning to question its validly in the field of humanitarianism and justice. Do the benchmarks in the for-profit world where cash is king translate to the non-profit world where humanity is the destination and the journey. Is there still a role for humanity in this new modern philanthropic movement? What does the future of social change look like with it and what might it look like if humanity is removed from the equation?

Speaker: Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world.
@kathylemay @RaisingChange…