Giving Well, Doing Good Readings for Thoughtful Philanthropists

ISBN-10: 0253219558

ISBN-13: 9780253219558

Edition: 2007

Authors: Amy A. Kass

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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).

Goals and Intentions
What should today's philanthropy aim to do?
"On the Use that the Americans Make of Association in Civil Life"
"What Ever Happened to Chris Olsen?"
"The Grand Inquisitor"
"Philanthropy and the Role of Social Justice"
from "Perfection"
"The Talented Tenth"
"Doors and Mirrors: Reflections on the Art of Philanthropy"
"Address on the Tenth Anniversary of the Rockefeller Institute"
from Deus Caritas Est ("God Is Love")
"The Urgency of Memory"
Gifts, Donors, Recipients; Grants, Grantors, Grantees
What is the meaning of a grant or gift?
"On Benefactors and Beneficiaries"
from De Beneficiis ("On Benefits")
"What is a Grant?"
"The Story of A-Town and B-ville"
"A Hand Up, Not a Handout: Why Not Microloans for Katrina Victims?"
What sorts of relationships and obligations does a grant/gift imply for givers and receivers?
"Eight Levels of Tzedakah (Giving)"
from "Gift and Gratitude in Ethics"
"A Woman with a Mission"
"A Patron of the Arts"
"The Folklore of Philanthropy"
"Penetrating the Mystique of Philanthropy: Relations between Fund Raisers and Grant Makers"
"Foundation Work May Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health: Some Occupational Dangers of Grantmaking (and Grantreceiving)"
"The Eleventh"
from Memoir on Pauperism
from The Rights of Man
"Foundation Grants and the Grantor/Grantee Relationship"
Bequests and Legacies
What is the relationship between a bequest and a legacy?
excerpts from the "Codicil to His Last Will and Testament"
from Nathan the Wise
"Bequests as Legacies: Devising Philanthropic Strategies"
What should guide those who give and those who receive bequests?
from Howards End
"The Tragedy of King Lear, Act I, Scene i
from The Portrait of a Lady
"Principles of Public Giving"
"The Ethics of Philanthropy and Trusteeship; The Carnegie Foundation: A Case Study"
How should we prepare the next generation?
"Life Lessons: Making a Trust-ee"
"Promethean Legacy: Receptive Giving, Generous Receiving"
"from "Christmas with the Children"
"(Not) Talking About Money: The Social Sources and Personal Consequences of Subjectivation"
"selections from "Ethical Wills"
"Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren"
What is required for effective philanthropy?
"Three Questions"
from "The Gospel of Wealth"
"There's No Such Thing as 'Bad' Charity"
"The Joker"
"Foundations and the Sin of Pride: The Myth of the Third Sector"
"Re-Engineering Philanthropy: Field Notes from the Trenches"
"The Beggar"
"A Good Man's Miracle"
"Graduates, Take Heed: Ignore the High-Minded Advice. Make Some Money. It's Your Moral Obligation"
How should we judge philanthropy's effectiveness?
"Reb Yozifl and the Contractor"
"The Free Vacation House"
"The Evaluation Wars"
"A CEO's Perspective on Evaluation"
For what should philanthropy be responsible?
from The Republic
"Lines Indited with all the Depravity of Poverty" with W.S. Gilbert, "If You Give Me Your Attention"
"Wielding Philanthropic Power Responsibly: The Problem of Legitimacy"
"Big Fund Hits a Nerve in Vermont: Freeman Foundation's School Grants Seen by Critics as Slap at State Law"
Letter to the Council on Foundations
"The Old Cumberland Beggar"
To whom should philanthropy be responsible?
"Love and a Question"
"from "Self-Reliance"
"The Wife of his Youth"
"The Applicant"
from Invisible Man
How should we educate for responsibility?
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
"Younger Generation"
"Haskell Hooked on the Northern Cheyenne"
"Standing Queries for the Junto"
"Are You a Force for Good?"
Philanthropic Leadership
What should we expect of philanthropic leaders?"
On Leadership
from Prometheus Bound, with George McCully, "The First Promethean Fire - Aeschylus and the First Philanthropist"
"The Use of Money"
Mark 12:41-44, The Widow's Offering, with William Plummer, "Saving Grace: A Washerwoman Donates $150,000 to Give Students a Chance She Never Had"
Second Inaugural Address
"I've Been to the Mountaintop"
"A Modern Lear"
"The Spirit of Philanthropy and the Soul of Those Who Manage It"
"The Ungodly Bright: Should They Lead Philanthropy into the Future?"
Author and Subject Index
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