Pakzaan Dastoor (Dasra) on Failure in Philanthropy

SELCO Foundation
Sep 12, 2018 · 2 min read
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What is the role of philanthropy? Have we become too caught up in our notions of failure? If philanthropy doesn’t take risks, who will? Do we get too caught up with the numbers?

The Context

In such an environment, we might become more and more wary of risks. We seek comfort in chasing numbers that reflect growth without pausing to think if we’re taking the right steps.

The Failure

The Diagnosis

Dastoor believes that in order for risks to be taken we need to change our notions about failure, that failure is a very necessary element of development. She argues for an idea of development that takes the longer, more qualitative route, one where NGOs are allowed to pause, reflect and take their time with interventions.

Impact Failure

The aim of Impact Failure is to provide an in-depth and…

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SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement solutions that alleviate poverty by improving access to sustainable energy to underserved communities.

Impact Failure

The aim of Impact Failure is to provide an in-depth and open discussion about the role of failure in the development space. The goal is also to celebrate learnings that emerge from failures and the impact that can be created through the learnings.

SELCO Foundation

Written by

SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement solutions that alleviate poverty by improving access to sustainable energy to underserved communities.

Impact Failure

The aim of Impact Failure is to provide an in-depth and open discussion about the role of failure in the development space. The goal is also to celebrate learnings that emerge from failures and the impact that can be created through the learnings.

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