Giving Well, Doing Good

Giving Well, Doing Good : Readings for Thoughtful Philanthropists

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This anthology explores the enterprise of philanthropy-assumptions, aspirations, and achievements. It brings together key texts that can provide guidance to current and prospective donors, trustees and professional staff of foundations, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Organized thematically, these texts seek to illuminate fundamental questions about the idea and practice of philanthropy, to promote more thoughtful discussion about practical issues facing the philanthropic sector, and to point a way toward a philanthropic practice that is more responsible, more effective, and more civic-spirited. Amy A. Kass has selected readings from sources that range from the classics to the contemporary, from foundational statements on philanthropy to reflections on key issues of novelists and poets. Each illuminates some aspect of philanthropy. The book is arranged according to themes: goals and intentions; gifts, donors, and recipients; grants, grantors, grantees; bequests and legacies; effectiveness; accountability; and more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 725.74g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253219558
  • 9780253219558
  • 1,046,072

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This book is a sequel-of-sorts to Kass' highly successful first edited anthology of writings about philanthropy, The Perfect Gift, which gained sales outside the usual academic audience. This volume includes a selection of readings from the classics to the contemporary, and its breadth encompasses political speeches, foundation documents and the words of poets and novelists. The extracts are organised within five themes: goals and intentions; gifts, donors, recipients; bequests and legacies, effectiveness, accountability; and philanthropic leadership. It is the sort of book that can be dipped into for inspiration and stimulation. * Philanthropy UK *show more

About Amy A. Kass

Amy A. Kass is Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. She is editor of The Perfect Gift: The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose (IUP, 2002); American Lives: Cultural Differences, Individual Distinction; and Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying (with Leon Kass).show more

Table of contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Goals and Intentions2. Gifts, Donors, Recipients; Grants, Grantors, Grantees3. Bequests and Legacies4. Effectiveness5. Accountability6. Philanthropic LeadershipIndexshow more

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