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2009-08-26T04:16:12.190-04:00

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Ah, I see.

2006-10-31T16:34:00.000-05:00

Ah, I see.



Not that I can tell. Consider a foundation attemp...

2006-10-31T16:19:00.000-05:00

Not that I can tell.

Consider a foundation attempting to ascend to Maimonides' highest level. The donor makes a grant to the foundation such that they can build an earned income strategy and, thus, not be dependent on foundation dollars. That would be Maimonides' strengthening someone's hand, making them independent.

At the end of the day, the nonprofit, though independent, is still a nonprofit. The foundation is still a foundation. When discussions in the foundation world happen, the nonprofit gets lumped in with the nonprofits. The playing field, the dynamic between them hasn't necessarily changed. Despite independence, despite power, you're not much of anything until you have something to give.

And I figured that enabling not just independence but their generosity as well was worthy of another level.

Maimonides says give so that they don't have to ask anyone for more.

I say give so much that they can give as you do.

It's probably a nuance, but I thought it warranted another level.



Isn't that the same as his highest level?

2006-10-31T13:48:00.000-05:00

Isn't that the same as his highest level?