Quick History of Philanthropy

By April 9, 2014March 31st, 2016No Comments


This fella right here was called Plato. When he wasn’t busy posing for really grumpy looking busts, he spent most of his time philosophizing. Now I don’t have the time or inclination to explain all the stuff this guy was up to so we’ll just focus on one of his most enduring contributions: philanthropia, or “a state of well-educated habits stemming from love of humanity. A state of being productive of benefit to humans.” Or, more concisely, a plea to be decent to each other.

Fast forward 2470 or so years: quite a bit has happened in the philanthropy department. Here’s an approximate timeline:


We’ll act under the assumption that you have a passing familiarity with the first three events and jump right into the fourth. Nobly is a social network for goodwill. Our plan is to create and distribute a platform that gives users (and charitable organizations) a fun, seamless way to request and perform acts of good. These can be big acts (volunteering once a week at a local shelter, starting a community-wide food drive) or small acts (giving your neighbor a ride to work).

In the future, we’ll use this very blog as a megaphone for our progress in the architecture of the platform. We’ll also be assembling a team of rockstar writers to publish high-quality content about modern-day folks living Plato’s vision of philanthropia (see: we brought it full-circle). Know someone who’d be an ideal contributor? Give us a holler.

So do what you do: bookmark us, follow us on social, tell your mom about us, whatever. Just please stay tuned: big things are on the horizon.