Michael Bloomberg: Philanthropy should ’embolden government’ – Mike Allen – POLITICO

Michael Bloomberg: Philanthropy should ’embolden government’ – Mike Allen – POLITICO.

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Bloomberg adds that his 12 years as mayor of New York City gave him “a special appreciation for government’s ability to be a force for good and a catalyst for global change.”

“Philanthropy can help bridge the gap between ambition and implementation,” Bloomberg says. “A year ago, we formed Bloomberg Associates, which is essentially a free consulting firm available to cities. … Empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their futures has always been a focus of philanthropy, and we can be much more successful when that work is aligned with the goals of governments. …

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