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The term “charity” has been searched on Google six times more than “philanthropy” since 2004, it initiated a dialogue about semantics and donor journeys.That’s Amazing… and how does that effect events?
Charity vs. Philanthropy: Definitions
Charity and philanthropy are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are noticeable differences.
Philanthropy addresses the root cause of social issues and requires a more strategic, long-term approach. In addition to giving money or volunteering, some philanthropists participate in advocacy work.
Charity is a natural, emotional impulse to an immediate situation and giving usually occurs in the short-term. Charity can take the form of monetary donations or volunteering
Regardless of the issue area, the two terms — and practices — share one main thing in common: They’re all about spreading the love.