Philanthropy goes beyond simple charity to help people help themselves through creating opportunity and enabling people to solve their own problems. Often having been entrepreneurs, philanthropists use what they have learned in business to invest in society through giving, creating meaningful change that is sustainable over time. Dr. Mary C. Boardman discusses how each of us can learn from this and go beyond simple charity to investing in each other, specifically investing in our own abilities to solve problems as a community.
Dr. Mary C. Boardman is a social scientist with expertise in philanthropy, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial cognition, and intelligence analysis. She holds positions as a methodologist for Globalytica, LLC, affiliate faculty in the Business and Technology Division at Colorado Christian University, and is a courtesy professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. Dr. Boardman has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Small Business Economics, Public Administration Review, and World Health and Medical Policy. She is also an editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Research Methodologies and Design in Neuroentrepreneurship. Dr. Boardman holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She also holds an MPP from Pepperdine University and a BBA in International Business from the University of Oklahoma.
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