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1969 Private Foundation Law: Historical Perspective on Its Origins and Underpinnings, The

Thomas A. Troyer

2000    (Council on Foundations)

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Agile Servant: Community Leadership by Community Foundations, An

361 pages    (Foundation Center)

ISBN 13: 9780879543303    ISBN 10: 0879543302

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Almanac of American Philanthropy, The

Karl Zinsmeister

2016    (Philanthropy Roundtable)

ISBN 13: 9780986147456    ISBN 10: 0986147451

Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking. Every year more than $360 billion is voluntarily given by individuals, foundations, and businesses to a riot of good causes. Donation rates are two to 20 times higher in the U.S. than in comparable nations, and privately funded efforts to solve social problems, enrich culture, and strengthen society are among the most significant undertakings in the United States. Until now, though, there has been no definitive book on America's distinctive [...]

Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking. Every year more than $360 billion is voluntarily given by individuals, foundations, and businesses to a riot of good causes. Donation rates are two to 20 times higher in the U.S. than in comparable nations, and privately funded efforts to solve social problems, enrich culture, and strengthen society are among the most significant undertakings in the United States. Until now, though, there has been no definitive book on America's distinctive philanthropy. This authoritative, highly readable new reference fills that hole. In a single volume, it chronicles the greatest achievements of American private giving, profiles the most influential donors, collects the essential statistics, and summarizes the best ideas on charitable assistance that have been written or spoken. Readers attracted to fascinating history, quirky biographies, and true Americana will enjoy the lively narrative of this meaty new book. [less]

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America Needs Talent

Jamie Merisotis

2015    248 pages    (RosettaBooks)

ISBN 13: 9780795345920    ISBN 10: 0795345925

With falling wages and rising inequality, persistent unemployment, failing schools, and broken cities, have America's best days come and gone? In America Needs Talent, Jamie Merisotis, a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education, and public policy, explains why talent is needed to usher in a new era of innovation and success, and why deliberate choices must be made by government, the private sector, education, and individuals to grow talent in America. What if you paid for [...]

With falling wages and rising inequality, persistent unemployment, failing schools, and broken cities, have America's best days come and gone? In America Needs Talent, Jamie Merisotis, a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education, and public policy, explains why talent is needed to usher in a new era of innovation and success, and why deliberate choices must be made by government, the private sector, education, and individuals to grow talent in America. What if you paid for education based on what you actually learned, instead of the time you spent in class? What if your visa application was processed as if you were an asset to our nation's growing talent pool, instead of by Homeland Security? Merisotis proposes bold ideas to successfully deploy the world's most talented people--from rethinking higher education to transforming immigration laws, revitalizing urban hubs, and encouraging private sector innovation. The outlook may be gloomy now, but it doesn't need to be. The second American Century can happen--by developing and deploying the next thinkers, makers, and risk takers who will power America's knowledge economy in the 21st century. [less]

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American Foundations: An Investigative History

Mark Dowie

2001    360 pages    (The MIT Press)

ISBN 13: 9780262041898    ISBN 10: 0262041898

In American Foundations, Mark Dowie argues that organized philanthropy is on the verge of an evolutionary shift that will transform America's nearly 50,000 foundations from covert arbiters of knowledge and culture to overt mediators of public policy and aggressive creators of new orthodoxy. He questions the wisdom of placing so much power at the disposal of nondemocratic institutions.As American wealth expands, old foundations such as Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Pew, and MacArthur have grown [...]

In American Foundations, Mark Dowie argues that organized philanthropy is on the verge of an evolutionary shift that will transform America's nearly 50,000 foundations from covert arbiters of knowledge and culture to overt mediators of public policy and aggressive creators of new orthodoxy. He questions the wisdom of placing so much power at the disposal of nondemocratic institutions.As American wealth expands, old foundations such as Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Pew, and MacArthur have grown exponentially, while newer trusts such as Mott, Johnson, Packard, Kellogg, Hughes, Annenberg, Hewlett, Duke, and Gates have surpassed them. Foundation assets now total close to $400 billion. Though this is a tiny sum compared to corporate and government treasuries, and foundation grants still total less than 10 percent of contributions made by individuals, foundations have power and influence far beyond their wealth. Their influence derives from the conditional nature of their grant making, their power from its leverage.Unlike previous historians of philanthropy who have focused primarily on the grant maker, Dowie examines foundations from the public's perspective. He focuses on eight key areas in which foundations operate: education, science, health, environment, food, energy, art, and human services. He also looks at their imagination, or lack thereof, and at the strained relationship between American foundations and American democracy.Dowie believes that foundations deserve to exist and that they can assume an increasingly vital role in American society, but only if they transform themselves from private to essentially public institutions. The reforms he proposes to make foundations more responsive to pressing social problems and more accountable to the public will almost certainly start an important national debate. [less]

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America's Voluntary Spirit: A Book of Readings

Brian O'Connell

1983    460 pages    (Foundation Center)

ISBN 13: 9780879540814    ISBN 10: 0879540818

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Architects of Oregon: A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased - 19th and 20th Centuries

Richard Ellison Ritz

2003    462 pages    (Lair Hill Pub.)

ISBN 13: 9780972620024    ISBN 10: 0972620028

A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased - 19th and 20th Centuries

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Best Practices in Grants Management

Council on Foundations

2001    124 pages    (COF)

ISBN 13: 9780913892978    ISBN 10: 0913892971

The included CD-ROM contains a collection of sample letters and forms, enabling you to upload the files onto your system.

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Better Together: Restoring the American Community

Robert D. Putnam, Lewis Feldstein

2003    336 pages    (Simon & Schuster)

ISBN 13: 9780743235464    ISBN 10: 0743235460

In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities. In Better Together, Putnam and longtime civic activist Lewis Feldstein describe some of the diverse locations and most compelling ways in which civic renewal is taking place today. In response to [...]

In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities. In Better Together, Putnam and longtime civic activist Lewis Feldstein describe some of the diverse locations and most compelling ways in which civic renewal is taking place today. In response to civic crises and local problems, they say, hardworking, committed people are reweaving the social fabric all across America, often in innovative ways that may turn out to be appropriate for the twenty-first century. Better Together is a book of stories about people who are building communities to solve specific problems. The examples Putnam and Feldstein describe span the country from big cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago to the Los Angeles suburbs, small Mississippi and Wisconsin towns, and quiet rural areas. The projects range from the strictly local to that of the men and women of UPS, who cover the nation. Bowling Alone looked at America from a broad and general perspective. Better Together takes us into Catherine Flannery's Roxbury, Massachusetts, living room, a UPS loading dock in Greensboro, North Carolina, a Philadelphia classroom, the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, naval shipyard, and a Bay Area Web site. We meet activists driven by their visions, each of whom has chosen to succeed by building community: Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley who want paved roads, running water, and decent schools; Harvard University clerical workers searching for respect and improved working conditions; Waupun, Wisconsin, schoolchildren organizing to improve safety at a local railroad crossing; and merchants in Tupelo, Mississippi, joining with farmers to improve their economic status. As the stories in Better Together demonstrate, bringing people together by building on personal relationships remains one of the most effective strategies to enhance America's social health. [less]

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Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, The

Marc Freedman

2011    256 pages    (PublicAffairs)

ISBN 13: 9781586487850    ISBN 10: 158648785X

Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” makes an impassioned call to accept the decades opening up between midlife and anything approximating old age for what they really are – an entirely new stage of life, which he dubs the encore years. In The Big Shift, Freedman bemoans the fact that the discussion about longer lives in America has been entirely about the staggering economic costs of a [...]

Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” makes an impassioned call to accept the decades opening up between midlife and anything approximating old age for what they really are – an entirely new stage of life, which he dubs the encore years. In The Big Shift, Freedman bemoans the fact that the discussion about longer lives in America has been entirely about the staggering economic costs of a dramatically aging society when, in reality, most of the nation’s 78 million boomers are not getting old … at least not yet. The whole 60- to 80-year-old period is simply new territory, he writes, and the people in this period constitute a whole new phenomenon in the 21st century. The Big Shift is animated by a simple premise: that the challenge of transitioning to and making the most of this new stage—while deeply personal—is much more than an individual problem; it’s an urgent social imperative, one affecting all generations. By embracing this time as a unique period of life – and providing guidance, training, education and support to the millions who are in it – Freedman says that we can make a monument out of what so many think of as the leftover years. The result could be a windfall of talent that will carry us toward a new generation of solutions for growing problems in areas like education, the environment, and health care. [less]

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Big Topics at Midnight: A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself

Nancy M. Thurston

2012    400 pages    (Rosegate Press)

ISBN 13: 9780985451011    ISBN 10: 0985451017

Big Topics at Midnight: A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself  is not only one woman's journey, but also a call for social change.  Rooted in a lively spirituality, Nancy Thurston excavates history--family, personal, global--for the sake of cross-generational healing and transformed relationships.

Big Topics at Midnight: A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself  is not only one woman's journey, but also a call for social change.  Rooted in a lively spirituality, Nancy Thurston excavates history--family, personal, global--for the sake of cross-generational healing and transformed relationships. [less]

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Blended Value Map: Tracking the Intersects and Opportunities of Economic, Social and Environmental Value Creation, The

Jed Emerson

2003   

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Board Liability: Guide for Nonprofit Directors

Daniel L. Kurts, Daniel L. Kurtz

1989    179 pages    (Moyer Bell)

ISBN 13: 9780918825667    ISBN 10: 0918825660

Guide for Nonprofit Directors. The authoritative guide to avoiding liability, geared for boards of directors of nonprofit institutions and their lawyers.

Guide for Nonprofit Directors. The authoritative guide to avoiding liability, geared for boards of directors of nonprofit institutions and their lawyers. [less]

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Board member's book: Making a difference in voluntary organizations, The

Brian O'Connell

208 pages    (Foundation Center)

ISBN 13: 9780879541330    ISBN 10: 0879541334

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Board Members Rule: How to Be a Strategic Advocate for Your Nonprofit

Ann W. Lehman, Robert M. Zimmerman

2007    128 pages    (UNLIMITED PUBLISHING LLC and Zimmerman Lehman)

ISBN 13: 9781588321688    ISBN 10: 1588321681

"Written by two leading experts in the field of board development and fundraising, BOARD MEMBERS RULE reframes the board member's role to include a strategic advocacy perspective... It's filled with common sense tools, resources, forms, examples and exercises to provide a comprehensive guide for board members of nonprofit organizations." - Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter This redesigned paperback edition of BOARD MEMBERS RULE from Zimmerman [...]

"Written by two leading experts in the field of board development and fundraising, BOARD MEMBERS RULE reframes the board member's role to include a strategic advocacy perspective... It's filled with common sense tools, resources, forms, examples and exercises to provide a comprehensive guide for board members of nonprofit organizations." - Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter This redesigned paperback edition of BOARD MEMBERS RULE from Zimmerman Lehman and Unlimited Publishing LLC reframes a board member's role to be a strategic advocate for your nonprofit and its constituency. Given the heightened awareness of accountability and transparency, It shows how to pay attention to both while furthering your values, mission and vision and promoting pragmatic, effective and efficient strategies. Geared for busy board members, it includes succinct chapters on fiduciary responsibilities, financial oversight, relationships with the CEO, fundraising and marketing, recruiting for talent and diversity, strategic planning, self-evaluation and making meetings meaningful. It's filled with practical and common-sense tools, resources, forms, examples and learning exercises. [less]

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Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Sector Series)

John Carver

242 pages    (Jossey-Bass Inc Pub)

ISBN 13: 9781555422318    ISBN 10: 1555422314

This book provides board members with a new understanding of their leadership role, enabling them to get down to their real business of governance, making policy, articulating the mission of the organization, and sustaining its vision. It helps boards to concentrate their energies on the overall purpose of their organization and guides them in working with managers to accomplish that purpose. It also sets forth procedures for evaluating the executive staff, delegating authority to management, [...]

This book provides board members with a new understanding of their leadership role, enabling them to get down to their real business of governance, making policy, articulating the mission of the organization, and sustaining its vision. It helps boards to concentrate their energies on the overall purpose of their organization and guides them in working with managers to accomplish that purpose. It also sets forth procedures for evaluating the executive staff, delegating authority to management, making decisions as a board, and establishing bylaws for the board's governance of itself. This book advocates principles that boards of organizations of all sizes can apply to keep them on course toward their long-term goals. [less]

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Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust (Latitude 20 Books)

Samuel P. King, Randall W. Roth

2006    324 pages    (University of Hawaii Press)

ISBN 13: 9780824830441    ISBN 10: 082483044X

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property - known as Bishop Estate - to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai'i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 [...]

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property - known as Bishop Estate - to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai'i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 the unthinkable happened: four revered kupuna (native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "Broken Trust," the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust's beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai'i's powerful. No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original "Broken Trust" authors. Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices. [less]

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Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations

Carol J. De Vita, Cory Fleming

2001    96 pages    (The Urban Institute)

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Built on Principle: A Guide to Family Foundation Stewardship

(Council on Foundation)

ISBN 13: 9781932677065    ISBN 10: 1932677062

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Cache: Creating Natural Economies

Spencer Beebe

2010    264 pages    (Ecotrust)

ISBN 13: 9780967636443    ISBN 10: 0967636442

Spencer Beebe believes that a more reliable prosperity will elude us unless we change our relations with each other and with the rest of the natural world. Cache: Creating Natural Economies provides on-the-ground examples of how we can do this. Beebe, who has been described as a practical visionary, has been at the forefront of efforts to create more resilient communities, economies, and environments for four decades. In the 1970s he ran the Northwest and Western regional programs of The Nature [...]

Spencer Beebe believes that a more reliable prosperity will elude us unless we change our relations with each other and with the rest of the natural world. Cache: Creating Natural Economies provides on-the-ground examples of how we can do this. Beebe, who has been described as a practical visionary, has been at the forefront of efforts to create more resilient communities, economies, and environments for four decades. In the 1970s he ran the Northwest and Western regional programs of The Nature Conservancy; in the 1980s he developed The Nature Conservancy international program and was founding president of Conservation International; today he is founder and president of Ecotrust, where his innovations include founding the world's first environmental bank; creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, and farms; establishing an annual awards program that honors and supports the work of indigenous people; and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic, and environmental decision-making. Cache not only recounts Beebe's personal journey, but also traces the parallel evolution of the environmental movement and provides fresh thinking about the road ahead. It is a book for business people who wish to build businesses with more than the bottom-line in mind; for conservationists who wish to get practical results in a world not always sympathetic to their goals; and for people who simply love nature and, like Beebe, try to learn from it. Cache is, in Tom Brokaw's words, an "evocative and inspirational book." [less]

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Can't Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World

Paul Shoemaker

2015    224 pages    (Wiley)

ISBN 13: 9781119131595    ISBN 10: 1119131596

With so many social challenges facing our world, trying to effect change feels daunting. The problems are complex, the politics murky, and the players innumerable. Yet, every day there are regular heroes making a significant impact on our most intractable social issues. “Can’t Not Do” is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents—explaining, in their own words, their passion and drive: “I can’t not do this.” “It’s not that I can do this [...]

With so many social challenges facing our world, trying to effect change feels daunting. The problems are complex, the politics murky, and the players innumerable. Yet, every day there are regular heroes making a significant impact on our most intractable social issues. “Can’t Not Do” is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents—explaining, in their own words, their passion and drive: “I can’t not do this.” “It’s not that I can do this, it’s that I can’t not.” “I could not imagine not doing something about this issue.” The surprising truth from the trenches is: we already have numerous proven solutions for our many social challenges; what our world needs most, and what most changes our children’s future, are more people prepared and committed to act on their social impulses for the long haul. Innovation helps. Money helps, too. But greater numbers of committed people help the most. If you feel an internal, persistent call to do more for the world, Can’t Not Do will help you to bridge the gap between “wanting to do” and “doing”—to access the drive of an effective change agent, to break through self-imposed barriers, to learn key principles for success, and to start seeing yourself acting as a change agent. There is no “secret sauce” someone is born with and no special club needed to be successful at social change. Rather, successful change agents share some fundamental orientations to the world and to their committed cause and, over time, learn certain lessons that help them become more effective. These lessons are reflected in Can’t Not Do in seven seemingly simple questions that provide guideposts and unlock the reader’s potential to make a difference for a social cause they care about. This isn’t a self-help book. It’s an inspiring narrative intertwined with a “street-readiness” dialogue, between the author and you, between you and your inner aspirations. These are authentic success stories, vital questions, and unconventional answers that can guide and inspire you to realize your greatest potential. [less]

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Carl Morris: Paintings 1939-1992 ; [exhibition] Portland Art Museum, September 28 through November 14, 1993

Carl Morris

1993    87 pages    (Portland Art Museum)

ISBN 13: 9781883124021    ISBN 10: 1883124026

Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum September 28 through November 14, 1993 shortly after the passing of Oregon's most celebrated painter. Oversized book with full color renderings.

Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum September 28 through November 14, 1993 shortly after the passing of Oregon's most celebrated painter. Oversized book with full color renderings. [less]

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Casebook for The Foundation: A Great American Secret

Joel L. Fleishman, J. Scott Kohler, Steven Schindler

2007    354 pages    (PublicAffairs)

ISBN 13: 9781586484880    ISBN 10: 1586484885

Unique in all the world, the American foundation sector has been an engine of social change for more than a century.In this companion volume to The Foundation: A Great American Secret, Joel Fleishman, Scott Kohler, and Steven Schindler explore 100 of the highest-achieving foundation initiatives of all time. Based on a rich array of sources--from interviews with the principals themselves to contemporaneous news accounts to internal evaluation reports--this volume presents brief case studies of [...]

Unique in all the world, the American foundation sector has been an engine of social change for more than a century.In this companion volume to The Foundation: A Great American Secret, Joel Fleishman, Scott Kohler, and Steven Schindler explore 100 of the highest-achieving foundation initiatives of all time. Based on a rich array of sources--from interviews with the principals themselves to contemporaneous news accounts to internal evaluation reports--this volume presents brief case studies of foundation success stories across virtually every field of human endeavor.The influence of the foundations on American, and indeed global society, has only occasionally come into the public view. For every well-known foundation achievement--Andrew Carnegie's massive library building program or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's public efforts to curb tobacco use--there are a great many lesser-known, but often equally important stories to be told.The cases in this volume provide a wealth of evidentiary support for Joel Fleishman's description of, and recommendations for, the foundation sector. With lessons for grant-makers, grant-seekers, public officials, and public-spirited individuals alike, this casebook pieces together 100 stories, some well known, others never before told, and offers hard proof of the foundation sector's immense and enduring impact on scientific research, education, public policy, and many other fields. The work that foundations have supported over the past century has achieved profound results. Yet foundations are capable of more and better. This volume, a window onto great successes of the past and present, is at once a look back, a look around, and a point of reference as we turn to the future.  [less]

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Casually Bringing Monsoons

2016    (Literary Arts)

Writers in the Schools 2015-2016 Student Anthology

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Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice

Alicia Epstein Korten

2009    320 pages    (Jossey-Bass)

ISBN 13: 9780470435168    ISBN 10: 047043516X

A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grants This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social [...]

A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grants This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda. Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations Sponsored by The Center for Community Change [less]

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Charitable Impulse: Wealth and Social Conscience in Communities and Cultures Outside the United States, The

James A. Joseph

209 pages    (Foundation Center)

ISBN 13: 9780879543006    ISBN 10: 0879543000

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Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey

Michael Barry Winer

1994    192 pages    (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)

ISBN 13: 9780940069039    ISBN 10: 0940069032

This is your complete guide to putting together a collaboration that gets results! You'll see how to get a collaboration going, define the results you're after, determine everyone's roles, create an action plan, and evaluate the results. Includes a case study, worksheets, and special sidebars with helpful tips such as what to do at your first meeting.

This is your complete guide to putting together a collaboration that gets results! You'll see how to get a collaboration going, define the results you're after, determine everyone's roles, create an action plan, and evaluate the results. Includes a case study, worksheets, and special sidebars with helpful tips such as what to do at your first meeting. [less]

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Columbia River

Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes

2000    110 pages    (Caxton Press)

ISBN 13: 9780893012182    ISBN 10: 0893012181

Hardcover with dustjacket 10" X 9 1/2" 110 pages. Color and B/W photos and illustrations.

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Common Interest, Common Good: Creating Value Through Business and Social Sector Partnerships

Shirley Sagawa, Eli Segal

1999    278 pages    (Harvard Business Review Press)

ISBN 13: 9780875848488    ISBN 10: 0875848486

This volume chronicles the broad range of potential relationships between businesses and non-profit organizations. It argues that forward-looking corporations and community organizations (both non-profit and government) can solve many of their problems by working together. The authors explore innovative alliances between for-profit and not-for-profit industries, from corporate sponsorships and cause-related marketing to school-to-work initiatives and employee volunteer programmes.

This volume chronicles the broad range of potential relationships between businesses and non-profit organizations. It argues that forward-looking corporations and community organizations (both non-profit and government) can solve many of their problems by working together. The authors explore innovative alliances between for-profit and not-for-profit industries, from corporate sponsorships and cause-related marketing to school-to-work initiatives and employee volunteer programmes. [less]

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Company Foundations and the Self-Dealing Rules

Edward J. Beckwith, David L. Marshall, Theodore E. Rodriguez,

1993    (Council on Foundations)

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Complete Guide to Grantmaking Basics, The

Fred Setterberg, Colburn S. Wilbur, Barbara Kibbe, Rushworth M. Kidder, Jan Masaoka

2008    283 pages   

ISBN 13: 9781932677591    ISBN 10: 1932677593

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Confident Giving: - Volume 1 -

Kris Putnam-Walkerly MSW

2016    158 pages    (Putnam Consulting Group)

ISBN 13: 9780692618912    ISBN 10: 0692618910

As a philanthropist or grantmaker, what do you wish you could do better? What’s standing in your way? How do you eliminate the thoughts and practices that hinder your efforts and elevate the ones that enhance your effectiveness? In Confident Giving, you’ll learn ways to: • Advance the vision and leadership that guides your philanthropy • Create clear strategies to drive the philanthropic process • Improve your grantmaking process and outcomes • Streamline your operation for greater [...]

As a philanthropist or grantmaker, what do you wish you could do better? What’s standing in your way? How do you eliminate the thoughts and practices that hinder your efforts and elevate the ones that enhance your effectiveness? In Confident Giving, you’ll learn ways to: • Advance the vision and leadership that guides your philanthropy • Create clear strategies to drive the philanthropic process • Improve your grantmaking process and outcomes • Streamline your operation for greater efficiency • Improve relationships with grantees • Share your stories in meaningful ways • Incorporate evaluation into every initiative • Leverage the work of others to increase everyone’s impact • Think more like a strategic philanthropist • Maintain your personal focus and sanity in the philanthropic world • Create effective relationships with philanthropy consultants to add value to your efforts Whether your philanthropic decisions emanate from your living room or in foundation board room, Confident Giving will provide you with wisdom and expertise that result in more impact for your charitable investment. “Having known and worked with Kris for years, I’m always eager to find Confident Giving in my inbox. The ideas she shares are easy to read and engaging to think about—and have shown me many ways to improve our own strategies.” — Nonet Sykes, Director of Race, Equity, and Inclusion, Annie E. Casey Foundation “Kris shares the kind of advice that one wishes every consultant would give— insightful, useful and to the point, and always with good humor. She provides clear and inspiring thinking that comes from her experiences and a clear passion for our field.” — Peter Long, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation “We live in a time of massive and accelerating change and no organization or sector is immune to these forces of change. Philanthropy, at its peril, may think it is not affected, and Kris provides hard-earned and deeply thought-through insights that challenge the embedded assumptions and orthodoxies of the field of philanthropy – arriving, in the end at a commonsensical and gentle critique of our field. To gain these insights, a front-to back read is not required, rather, the format allows easy access to any topic that may be top of mind.” — Terry Mazany, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust More About Kris Putnam-Walkerly: Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW, is a global philanthropy advisor. Her insights come from more than 16 years advising over 50 philanthropies, where she earned her spot as one of philanthropy’s top experts, and one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers by Philanthropy Media. She is a co-founder and chair of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, an advisor to The Foundation Center - Midwest, and co-edited the first-ever edition of The Foundation Review dedicated to the field of philanthropy consulting. In addition to her Confident Giving® newsletter, Kris is author of the highly acclaimed Philanthropy 411 blog and Smart Philanthropy podcasts. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BusinessWeek and other national media. [less]

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Consumer's Guide to Grant Management Systems, A

Kyle Andrei, Chris Bernard, Amadie Hart

2016    (Idealware, Grant Managers Network, Technology Affinity Group)

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Corporate Community Relations: The Principle of the Neighbor of Choice

Edmund M. Burke, The New Expectations for Today's Corporation

1999    208 pages    (Praeger)

ISBN 13: 9780275964719    ISBN 10: 027596471X

Burke challenges the current thesis that companies should act responsibly toward communities and societies. Instead, he shows that changes in society mandate that companies must develop strategies and programs that foster a reputation of trust in local communities in order that they preserve their license to operate. Burke describes strategies and programs of action that enable companies to develop trust and thus maintain their license to operate. He also describes ways to use philanthropy and [...]

Burke challenges the current thesis that companies should act responsibly toward communities and societies. Instead, he shows that changes in society mandate that companies must develop strategies and programs that foster a reputation of trust in local communities in order that they preserve their license to operate. Burke describes strategies and programs of action that enable companies to develop trust and thus maintain their license to operate. He also describes ways to use philanthropy and volunteer programs to achieve a competitive advantage.The public environment in which companies operate has changed significantly since the 1970s. Communities, in response to elected officials and community groups, are demanding that companies observe new norms of behavior. They expect companies to respect the environment, respond to the concerns of the community residents, and contribute to the support of community institutions. As Burke illustrates, a company's community reputation also affects the behavior of consumers and employees. Consumers prefer to buy products from companies that are involved in the community. Employees are attracted to companies that have a good community reputation.Just as successful companies need to be a supplier of choice, an employer of choice, and an investor of choice, they now have to become a neighbor of choice. They have to behave in ways that build a legacy of trust in order to be positioned positively in the community. As Burke shows, to be a neighbor of choice, a company has to pursue three strategies: build sustainable and ongoing relationships with key community individuals, groups, and organizations; institute procedures that anticipate and respond to community expectations, concerns, needs, and issues; and focus the company's community programs on ways that promote and strengthen the community's quality of life and which also support the business goals of the company. The strategies developed by Burke will be of great use to community and public affairs managers and general managers of corporations as well as CEOs and other executive officers. Students in courses on corporate strategy and general management will find the book of value, as will students in courses on non-profit management. [less]

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Corporate Grantmakers Summit. Leverage and Leadership: Accountability in Action, June 9-10, 2005 Summit Proceedings

Fran Eaton

(Council on Foundations)

ISBN 13: 9781932677188    ISBN 10: 1932677186

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Corporate Philanthropy: Philosophy Management Trends Future Background

1982    (Council on Foundations)

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