· When philanthropy is assessed against seven standards for what constitutes a profession, it meets only 3 of them.
· Questions remain about the core concepts of the field, and how the field builds and disseminates knowledge.
· There is much discussion about “scientific philanthropy,” but the inability to answer these questions limits the field’s ability to function scientifically.
· Wisdom, rigor, and learning may be better approaches to philanthropy that a scientific approach.
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Stauber, K. (2010). Philanthropy: Are We a Profession? Should We Be?. The Foundation Review, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-10-00026