I redesigned the future.charity home page and have written a few short blog posts asking questions that might affect the future of charity (as a concept and type of organisation) and the charity of the future (as an organisation that embodies a different approach to all the things charities do).
Some other things I’m thinking about:
- Filling out the manifesto in a way that makes sense to other people.
- A Theory Of Change for future.charity as a means of communicating the purpose behind the thought experiments.
- What a Minimum Viable Charity might involve, and whether its actually possible (how much does it cost to start a charity, how many people would you need, etc.)
- Who I can get involved, either in discussions, writing blog posts, or forming a charity.
All of the thinking I’ve found so far about the future of charities has been about how to tackle the problems facing charities today within the current paradigm. I can’t find anything that questions the entire charity paradigm, so either there is a place for future.charity or the reason no one is thinking about it is because it’s a silly thing to think about.