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Delusional Altruism: Avoiding Self-Deception and Disrespect

May 11, 2017

Our new white paper explains the damage that Delusional Altruism can do to your philanthropic effectiveness. Including real-world examples from funders just like you. Most importantly, it provides a roadmap for escape.


Here's a sample of what you'll learn:



  • What is delusional altruism?

  • How to streamline & simplify your grant process

  • How to identify and emphasize the right priorities

  • How to spend more time with the communities you serve, and less on burdensome paperwork

  • Why investment in a funder's capacity pay such huge dividends in philanthropic results

  • How to overcoming delusion: ten things you can do right now