Pity the poor Good Samaritan of yore, who didn't have metrics and mission statements to guide his giving (or so seems to imply this author).
"As Matthew Bishop highlights in his book Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World, 'The new philanthropists believe they are improving philanthropy, equipping it to tackle the new set of problems facing today’s changing world. … They think they can do a better job than their predecessors.' And many will argue that these philanthropists are well-positioned to take on the challenge given their success in the venture capital and technology sectors, where they have proven to be resourceful visionaries. Now, they are eager to apply their skills to solving problems both at home and abroad. Here’s how they’re doing it." -- Nick Tedesco, Comstock's