Régis thanks for your comment!
I agree, it is definitely hard for people to sacrifice their time towards initiatives that are social, health or education oriented when the return might not seem 'worth it'. This is something I have to consider in all the work I get involved in.
I think what I am trying to get at, isn't so much that if socially oriented work is worth the effort, but can we make it worth it? So that generous people like yourself can make a living working on projects that help people.
My reasoning behind the post had to do with the old 'MeMeMe' business model that many people are taught in school or life. If I have an idea, how can I protect that idea, get it to market, and begin generating a revenue off of it etc.. This is why I pose the question "What is the future of Philanthropy?" because is the best business model one that is only for personal gain?