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    DescriptionHow to turn personal passion into an organization with impact For anyone setting out to change the world, launching a nonprofit venture can be a powerful way to enact change. Whether bringing donated eyeglasses to children who have never seen clearly, revamping inner city schools, or bringing solar cookers to refugee camps, the act of doing good can be life-changing. Yet starting a nonprofit and running it well can also pose challenges. The Art of Doing Good is an essential companion for anyone looking to start an organization that makes a real difference. Drawing from their own leadership roles in the nonprofit world, as well as interviews with 18 celebrated social innovators, the authors prepare would-be social entrepreneurs with guidance and real-world advice for sustaining the spirit, ambition, and ingenuity to keep their vision alive and thriving. Features real-life stories of 18 notable social entrepreneurs and the organizations they run, including Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children's Zone), Darell Hammond (KaBOOM!) , and Michael Brown (City Year) Reveals what particular issues nonprofit leaders can expect to face throughout the lifespan of their organization and shares strategies for meeting challenges Written by world-renowned philanthropists Bronfman and Solomon, respectively cofounder and CEO of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and coauthors of The Art of Giving With thoughtful and comprehensive insight on how the most effective social ventures do good well, The Art of Doing Good is essential reading for both new and experienced nonprofit leaders.


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    Title
    The Art of Doing Good
    Subtitle
    Where Passion Meets Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Bronfman, By (author) Jeffrey R. Solomon, By (author) John Sedgwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118264355
    ISBN 10: 1118264355
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    05 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Charles Bronfman , of the Seagram's corporate family, was the founding owner of the Montreal Expos and is the chairman of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. Among his many philanthropic achievements is the creation of Birthright Israel and Historica. Bronfman has been awarded six honorary doctorates from universities in three countries for his humanitarian work. With Jeffrey Solomon, Bronfman is the coauthor of The Art of Giving . Jeffrey Solomon , president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, has taught philanthropy at New York University and has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Council on Foundations. Solomon has been chief operating officer of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in New York, and he is a founding trustee of the World Faiths Development Dialogue. John Sedgwick is the author of eleven books, including the family memoir In My Blood, and has been a regular contributor to the Atlantic , Newsweek , and GQ .
    Review quote
    "A nuanced and thorough portrait of the phenomenon of generosity in action, by visionary practitioners not only of the art of doing good, but of the art of transforming society. If the world is to be repaired and redeemed, it will be through the work of Bronfman and Solomon, the visionaries they write about in this book, and the visionaries they will yet inspire." --Frederick M. Lawrence, president, Brandeis University "In The Art of Doing Good, Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon vividly describe the feelings of overwhelming challenge, unbridled passion, and consuming purpose that every social entrepreneur experiences when establishing a new organization. Providing inspiration and thoughtful advice, this book is for both aspiring social entrepreneurs and accomplished practitioners, helping them navigate the myriad trials and opportunities they will encounter as agents of change." --Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author, New York Times bestseller Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World "Charles Bronfman's goodness is displayed through his inspiration, talent, and passion for philanthropy, and The Art of Doing Good is a masterpiece for all to enjoy--not just nonprofits alone. It is about how each and every one of us can leave our own mark in society through our own positive creations." --Robert K. Kraft, chairman and CEO, New England Patriots and The Kraft Group "Charles Bronfman and Jeff Solomon's new book crackles with compelling portraits of social change. Aspiring leaders will return to these stories again and again to find both inspiration and practical advice for their own journeys." --Susan Wolf Ditkoff, partner and cohead, philanthropy practice, The Bridgespan Group "Charles Bronfman has been involved in the charitable world for his entire life. His knowledge combined with his passion creates effective giving. Philanthropists will find his insights not only interesting, but helpful, as they move forward on their own path of giving." --Bernie Marcus, chairman, The Marcus Foundation, and cofounder, The Home Depot "Charles Bronfman and Jeff Solomon have followed upon their first collaboration with another thoughtful articulation of the tried-and true rules of successful social entrepreneurship. At once accessible and engaging, The Art of Doing Good is a font of well-reasoned counsel for aspiring nonprofiteers." --Adam Meyerson, president, Philanthropy Roundtable "I knew from the beginning that I was going to enjoy and gain great information from The Art of Doing Good, and I looked forward to the content as I read from page to page. In this book I found affirmation and confirmation of what it takes to bring good ideas to full potential and to realize full value and sustainability that benefits, respects, and improves the quality of life for whoever will be affected. This book is a treasure trove for all of us who are eager to give back in meaningful and sustainable ways. Both the ideas and the people who have created them add to the joy of 'doing good' and are enriching my life. Thank you, Charles and Jeff!" --Roselyne Chroman Swig, community activist
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    Praise for "The Art of Doing Good""A nuanced and thorough portrait of the phenomenon of generosity in action, by visionary practitioners not only of the art of doing good, but of the art of transforming society. If the world is to be repaired and redeemed, it will be through the work of Bronfman and Solmon, the visionaries they write about in this book, and the visionaries they will yet inspire."--Frederick M. Lawrence, president, Brandeis University"In "The Art of Doing Good," Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon vividly describe the feelings of overwhelming challenge, unbridled passion, and consuming purpose that every social entrepreneur experiences when establishing a new organization. Providing inspiration and thoughtful advice, this book is for both aspiring social entrepreneurs and accomplished practitioners, helping them navigate the myriad trials and opportunities they will encounter as agents of change."--Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author, "New York Times" bestseller "Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World""Charles Bronfman's goodness is displayed through his inspiration, talent, and passion for philanthropy, and The Art of Doing Good is a masterpiece for all to enjoy--not just nonprofits alone. It is about how each and every one of us can leave our own mark in society through our own positive creations."--Robert K. Kraft, chairman and CEO, New England Patriots and The Kraft Group"Charles Bronfman and Jeff Solomon's new book crackles with compelling portraits of social change. Aspiring leaders will return to these stories again and again to find both inspiration and practical advice for their own journeys."--Susan Wolf Ditkoff, partner and cohead, philanthropy practice, The Bridgespan Group"Charles Bronfman has been involved in the charitable world for his entire life. His knowledge combined with his passion creates effective giving. Philanthropists will find his insights not only interesting, but helpful, as they move forward on their own path of giving."--Bernie Marcus, chairman, The Marcus Foundation, and cofounder, The Home Depot
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    For anyone setting out to make a difference, to tackle head-on one of the world's social problems, launching a nonprofit venture can be a powerful way to enact change. Whether one is bringing donated eyeglasses to children who have never seen clearly, revamping inner city schools, or delivering solar cookers to refugee camps, the act of doing good can be life changing. Yet starting a nonprofit--and running it well--can also pose challenges. When do you make the transition from enthusiastic volunteer to founder of a social venture? How do you scale one person's passion, drive, and tireless efforts?With its unparalleled insight into how nonprofits grow from an idea to an actual movement, "The Art of Doing Good" is an essential companion for anyone looking to start an organization that makes a difference. World-renowned philanthropists and activists, Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon prepare would-be social entrepreneurs with real-world advice for sustaining spirit and ambition, and for developing the ingenuity to make their visions thrive. Drawing on their own leadership roles in the nonprofit world, the authors interweave the lessons from their own social ventures with those of eighteen innovative social entrepreneurs, including Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children's Zone; Michael Brown, cofounder of City Year; Deborah Kenny, founder and CEO of the Harlem Village Academies; and Darell Hammond, founder of KaBOOM!, among many others. These nonprofit leaders, and the world-changing organizations they run, exemplify how the most effective social entrepreneurs do justice to their founding vision while mapping a course from inspiration to results.In their first book, "The Art of Giving," the authors showed potential philanthropic donors how to approach the world of financial giving in a way that is deeply personal, meaningful, and satisfying. Now, in "The Art of Doing Good," Bronfman and Solomon bring this same thoughtful guidance to anyone looking to build a nonprofit or to help an existing organization regain its momentum and vision. Their work can help anyone contribute time and effort more effectively to the causes that matter most.
    Table of contents
    PREFACE vii INTRODUCTION: How to Change the World 1 PART ONE Sources of Inspiration 1 That Aha! Moment: When Inspiration Strikes 17 2 The Prequel: The Backstory: The History Behind the Idea 31 PART TWO Bringing Your Idea to Life 3 What It Takes: Can You Really Do This? 49 4 Getting off the Ground: At Some Point You Need to Get Real 65 5 Being the Brand: Identifying with Your Organization 77 6 The Pros and Cons of Partnerships: Do Your Research 85 7 Finding Support: Use Your Connections 95 8 Setting Goals and Keeping on Track: Start Small and Grow 109 9 Staffing Up: Your Most Vexing Resource: People! 125 10 Hard Knocks: Weathering the Storms 135 11 Preparing for Rollout: Ramping Up 149 PART THREE Managing the Organization 12 Becoming a Manager: The Change 161 13 The Board: How the Board Can Help 169 14 Transparency: No Secrets 179 15 Planning for the Future: What to Do Next 185 16 The Money Side: Money Is Not a Dirty Word 203 17 Making Your Exit: How Do You Know When It Is Time to Go? 215 EPILOGUE: The Value of Leadership 223 PART FOUR Resources RESOURCE A: Index of Nonprofit Resources 229 RESOURCE B: Major Supporters of Capacity Building 261 NOTES 263 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 265 ABOUT THE AUTHORS 267 INDEX 271