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Strategic Giving The Art and Science of Philanthropy

ISBN-10: 0226266265
ISBN-13: 9780226266268
Edition: 2006
Authors: Peter Frumkin
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/5/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

The philanthropic landscape is changing dramatically as a new generation of wealthy donors seeks to leave its mark on the public sphere. Peter Frumkin reveals in Strategic Giving why these donors could benefit from having a comprehensive plan to guide their giving. And with this thoughtful and timely book, he provides the much-needed framework to understand and develop this kind of philanthropic strategy.nbsp; After listening for years to scores of individual and institutional funders discuss the challenges of giving wisely, Frumkin argues here that contemporary philanthropy requires a thorough rethinking of its underlying logic. Philanthropy should be seen, he contends, as both a powerful way to meet public needs and a meaningful way to express private beliefs and commitments. He demonstrates that finding a way to simultaneously fulfill both of these functions is crucial to the survival of philanthropy and its potential to support pluralism in society. And he goes on to identify the five essential elements donors must consider when developing a philanthropic strategy—the vehicle through which giving will flow, the way impact will be achieved, the level of engagement and profile sought, the time frame for giving, and the underlying purpose of the gift. Frumkin’s point is that donors must understand strategic giving as the integration of these five critical dimensions to giving.nbsp; Essential reading for donors, researchers, and anyone involved with the world of philanthropy, Strategic Giving provides a new basis for understanding philanthropic effectiveness and a promising new way for philanthropy to achieve the legitimacy that has at times eluded it.

Peter Frumkin is Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, both at the University of Texas at Austin.

Preface
Introduction
Philanthropy and the Public Sphere
Central Problems in Philanthropy: Effectiveness, Accountability, and Legitimacy
Donors and Professionals
The Idea of Strategic Giving
Dimensions of Philanthropic Value
Logic Models: Theories of Change, Leverage, and Scale
Institutions and Vehicles
Giving Styles
Time Frames for Giving
Measuring, Knowing, and Acting
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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