An eloquent post from Albert Ruesaga:
The Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, the class war predicted by George Soros. These will not be kind to philanthropy.
I appreciate his points, and the Occupiers have my personal support as an individual, but as a salaried grant-maker, I do not make grants to serve the community, nor to serve my personal ideals, I make grants in service of Wealth Bondage Foundation, its Board, management, and Generous Patron. Insofar as Occupy would shake the frame of Wealth Bondage, I can only assume that it would be a Career Limiting Move (CLM) for me to fund these protesters. So, Albert, how history judges philanthropy in general means a hell of a lot less to me than keeping my job in particular. I would advise you to reflect on that unless you happen to be independently wealthy.