Thoughts on Robert Smith Donation to Morehouse

Robert Smith's level of spontaneous generosity is truly a life-goal, BUT:

I think there's a deeper message behind this act- especially for those of us who run non-profits and other #social ventures.

As a social #entrepreneur, I am- by nature- a giving person. If I could, I'd run every program, give every talk, and produce every piece of content for free for life- and my payment would be the smile on #student's faces.

But if one seeks to have the sustainable social impact that Smith has, they have to recognize the importance of revenue-generating #assets.

Simply put, build assets in your pursuit of impact. You can't do everything for free.

Do you all agree? Let me know!

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