Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being|
Zoltan J. Acs
(Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2013)
Kyoko Uchida reviews a book by the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy at George Mason University that defines a uniquely American cycle of dynamic entrepreneurialism and philanthropy, and calls for a return to the values of giving back, particularly among the "new rich"....
Posted on May 16, 2013
The Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications: Real-World, Field-Tested Strategies for Raising More Money
(Medfield, MA : Emerson & Church, 2012)
Roberta Winters finds fundraising guru Jeff Brooks' most recent book inspirational, anecdotal, and a bit bloggish....
Posted on March 7, 2013
The Art of Doing Good: Where Passion Meets Action
John Sedgwick, Jeffrey Solomon, Charles Bronfman
(San Francisco, California : Jossey-Bass, 2012)
Ready to change the world? Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon's second book is chock-full of good advice for committed changemakers....
Posted on February 11, 2013
Twenty Ways to Make a Difference: Stories from Small Foundations
(Washington, DC : Association of Small Foundations, 2012)
Chuck Bartelt reviews Andy Carroll's latest, which draws on Association of Small Foundations member experiences to demonstrate how relatively small amounts of money can be put to work to change lives, increase educational and economic opportunities, strengthen human connections, and build a more sustainable environment....
Posted on January 16, 2013
The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change
(New York, New York : PublicAffairs, 2012)
Emily Keller reviews Roger Thurow's account of a year in the life of a small farming community in rural Kenya and what one social entrepreneur is doing to end hunger and malnutrition in East Africa....
Posted on November 29, 2012