All too often, we seek silver bullets — simple solutions to the complicated problems that plague our complex society. This is a mistake.

Rather, we should allow ourselves the flexibility to pick and choose from every available option — wrenches and screwdrivers in a flourishing marketplace that delivers public benefits alongside a robust civil society that advances human dignity and social justice.

In this way, we can reject the tyranny of “either/or” and embrace the possibility of “both/and.” As funders, we can support organizational and operational excellence in all kinds of enterprises — whether for-purpose, for-profit or both.