Meaning vs. Money

Phil Cubeta runs GiftHub.com, a philanthropy blog with a clear point of view, thanks to Phil’s sterling rhetorical style. Today, he points to a profile of the 28-year-old founder of GiveMeaning.com and throws in this gem:

Out of these online transactions, I hope we begin to develop a peer to peer consciousness too, and come together not just in an efficient marketplace but also in a just commonwealth.

Very well said, indeed. What I see in the explosion of causes online – philanthropic, political or informal – is a bit of that consciousness Cubeta talks about. Dollars raised pay for things like food and clothing and advertising campaigns. But a better-connected social order? A well-informed, invested polity? Bigger dividends, I hope.

Incidentially, GiveMeaning looks interesting. The Globe and Mail interviews founder Tom Williams here.

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