Daniel Bassill & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy

Daniel Bassill is founder of Tutor/Mentor Connection and CEO of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
Sympathy = random acts of kindness. The philanthropic systems of support for charity are built more on sympathy than empathy, thus they are not consistent streams of support that are required to solve complex problems in many places.

 

How to build a culture of empathy?

a) information collection.

 

b) advertising/public awareness to increase number looking at info.

 

c) facilitation/building understanding = like what happens in faith groups every week

 

. d) action – people using ideas in many places, where they provide time, talent, dollars, leadership, advocacy, etc. to help kids to careers