Here are excerpts from Philanthropy News Digest's Off the Shelf book reviews:
Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World.
Wendy Smith (Hyperion, 2009)
"...[Smith is] out to show how little donations add up and, to that end, presents specific and often stunning data that underscore how small, everyday donations can save lives..." More
Small Change: Why Business Won't Save the World.
Michael Edwards (Demos, 2010)
"...Almost two years after making a splash with Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism, Michael Edwards returns with Small Change to remind everyone about the dangers of introducing market forces and business thinking into social change work..." More
Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad.
David C. Hammack, Steven Heydemann (Indiana University Press, 2009)
"...At a time when an emergent global civil society is advancing the idea of universal standards with respect to governance and accountability, one of the key questions about global philanthropy is when, how, or even whether foundations can be effective agents in strengthening civil society abroad..." More
The Guide to Intelligent Giving: Make a Difference in the World — and in Your Own Life.
Joanna L. Krotz (Hearst Books, 2009)
"...Krotz scatters clarifying and thought-provoking questions throughout the book and includes sample forms for managing grant requests and site visits as well as a chart comparing the various costs and tax implications of donor-advised funds, supporting organizations, and private foundations..." More
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