Jason Ketola
Oct 2, 2018 · 1 min read

In keeping with the behavioral turn in philanthropic theories of change, towards the end of Money Well Spent, Paul Brest and Hal Harvey share one of their favorite variations on the global poverty “teach a man to fish” cliché by offering, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and he’ll sit all day in the boat drinking beer.” For those who add my additional strategy tip of self-investigation and allyship, we might instead proclaim, “The man already knows how to fish but the fish are dying because the water is polluted by the company that made the wealth we aim to use to teach him how to fish differently. Maybe we should first stop the company from polluting the water!”

From https://histphil.org/2018/10/01/philanthropic-poverty-action-a-brief-history-of-strategic-donor-behavior/

(How about no one tricks and kills fish?)

Trivial Interest

Some stuff I wrote down and want to share

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