"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 activistshow more