Taking Philanthropy Seriously

Taking Philanthropy Seriously : Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving

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Many acts of charitable giving fail in their stated goals and some are actually harmful. In Taking Philanthropy Seriously, the authors explain why this state of affairs exists. They outline solutions, ranging from those that equip philanthropists to do good work to those that build a domain of philanthropic knowledge, ethical codes, and best practices. Attention is also given to considering recipients' needs, frustrations, and hopes for support. Philanthropic leaders disclose instances of both good and compromised work, show how ethical concerns are secondary to "success" in philanthropy, and reveal strategies to promote effective and ethical conduct.Contributors are Lynn Barendsen, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, William Damon, Akash Deep, Peter Frumkin, Howard Gardner, Laura Horn, Carrie James, Leslie Lenkowsky, Paula Marshall, Jennifer Menon, Sarah Miles, Liza Hayes Percer, Rob Reich, Tanya Rose, Paul G. Schervish, James Allen Smith, Nick Standlea, Thomas J. Tierney, and Susan Verducci.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 6 figures
  • 0253218608
  • 9780253218605
  • 1,448,761

About William V B Damon

William Damon is Professor of Education at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.Susan Verducci is Senior Research Associate at the Center on Adolescence at Stanford University and coordinator of the GoodWork Project.show more

Table of contents

ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsI. Defining the ProblemIntroduction: Taking Philanthropy Seriously William Damon1. In Search of an Ethic of Giving James Allen Smith2. Philanthropy and Its Uneasy Relation to Equality Rob Reich3. The Politics of Doing Good: Philanthropic Leadership for the Twenty-First Century Leslie Lenkowsky4. Toward Higher-Impact Philanthropy Thomas J. Tierney5. The Lonely Profession Laura Horn and Howard GardnerII. Cases of Good Work in Contemporary PhilanthropyIntroduction Susan Verducci6. The Role of Relationships in the Funding of Teach For America Susan Verducci7. Journeys in Venture Philanthropy and Institution Building Carrie James and Paula Marshall8. Ideational Philanthropy: The Intellectual Impact of Funding Social Ideas Liza Hayes Percer and William Damon9. Funding on Faith: Boston Ten Point Coalition Laura Horn10. Network for Good: Helping the Helpers Tanya Rose and Sarah Miles11. Power and Mission in the Funding of Social Entrepreneurs Lynn BarendsenIII. Further Strategies for a Domain of Responsible Giving12. Philanthropy's Janus-Faced Potential: The Dialectic of Care and Negligence Donors Face Paul G. Schervish13. The Foundation Payout Puzzle Akash Deep and Peter Frumkin14. Old Problems, New Solutions: The Creative Impact of Venture Philanthropy Nick Standlea15. Ethical Standards in Philanthropy Jenni Menon Mariano and Susan VerducciConcluding Thoughts Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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