What Is Philanthropy?, Institutional Edition

What Is Philanthropy?, Institutional Edition

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If you think you know about giving, think again!

What is Philanthropy? is a feature length documentary that portrays and discusses the concept of giving within the American context through a critical lens and a variety of perspectives. Contributors to the documentary include; actor Mike Farrell, NFL quarterback Alex Smith, Evelyn Lauder from the Estee' Lauder Companies, Civil Rights Leader Dr. William G. Anderson, Nell Newman, co-founder of Newman's Own Organics, US Senator Charles Grassley, as well as leading scholars and average citizens. Educator's Guide available (see related links).

The film was an official selection of four film festivals and a nominee for an Eclipse Award.

Run time: 86 minutes
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Product details

  • Blu-ray
  • 135 x 170 x 10mm | 45g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Institutional ed.
  • 0253029198
  • 9780253029195

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What is Philanthropy? will be a useful film that faculty may use to educate students and professionals about the important and complex role of philanthropy in our society. Now, with the challenges posed by the global financial crisis, it is especially important that we have the tools we need to educate people about philanthropy.--Greg Lindsey "Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota "
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About Salvatore Alalmo

Salvatore Alaimo is an Associate Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University where he teaches courses in philanthropy and nonprofit administration. Dr. Alaimo has published articles in New Directions for Evaluation and the Journal of the Grant Professionals Association, and book chapters in The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice, and the Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management. He earned his PhD studying philanthropy at Indiana University, Indianapolis and is also certified in volunteer administration (CVA).
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