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Future of Philanthropy Economics, Ethics, and Management

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ISBN-10: 0471638552

ISBN-13: 9780471638551

Edition: 2004

Authors: Susan U. Raymond

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The allocation of limited public and private resources depends on reliable data and empirical analysis, and The Future of Philanthropy is filled with hard-to-find data, graphs, and charts, as well as full citation and source lists at the end of each chapter. It raises unsettling questions about the very assumptions upon which nonprofits are built and financed and about the future of nonprofit and philanthropic decision-making. Written to provoke thoughtful debate, as well as illuminate elusive objective data, this resource also sheds new light on the challenges that face the nation's "Third Sector" as public and governmental regulation has become more focused on the transparency and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.49" long x 0.92" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

List of exhibits
Philanthropy and the Economy
Introduction to the Issues
Measuring the Economic Importance of Nonprofits
What Happens When Methods Change
Size Counts in the Foundation World
The Dilemma of Absorptive Capacity
What You Know or Who You Know? Relationships Matter
Foundation Endowments
How Big? How Vulnerable?
Does Philanthropy Interfere with Markets?
Venture Philanthropy
Two Sides of the Coin
Wages in the Nonprofit Sector
Poor Cousin or Twin Sister?
Diversity and Governance
The Not-Good News
Minority Philanthropy
The Future Has Arrived
Will There Be a Nonprofit Shakeout?
Comparing Nonprofits to Small Business Trends
The Growing Demand for Philanthropic Accountability
Will There Be Room for Risk?
Managing through the Market
Responding to Severe Economic Cycles
The Philanthropic Instinct
Government Walks the Talk
Does Wall Street Matter?
The Unknowns about Elasticities
Ethics and Accountability
Introduction to the Issues
How Shall We Govern Ourselves?
The Mission Meets the Numbers
Is It Okay to Lie?
A Privilege and an Obligation
Why Stewardship Matters and Competition Is a Good Thing
Are Organizational Hybrids Nonprofits?
The Problem of Fairness
Have We Learned Nothing?
Practical Applications of Lessons from Corporate Scandal
Great Expectations Collide
The Consequences of Assumptions
Nonprofit Management Dilemmas
Introduction to the Issues
Organizational Benchmarking
Management Solution or Performance Petard?
The Illusion of Knowing Something
The Diversity of Nonprofit Definitions
Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Budget Cycle
No Silver Bullet
State Budget Deficits
Why Red Ink Today Will Plague Management Tomorrow
Drilling Down
Deeper Revenue Sources for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Compensation
Charitable Managers and Their Tax-Exempt Colleagues
To: Nonprofit Human Resources Managers
From: Washington
Subject: Watch Your Back
Estate Taxes and Giving
Crepe Armbands versus Thinking Caps
The Growth of the Nonprofit Sector
Is It Really Real?
When Philanthropy Demands Evidence and Results
Developing a Compelling Rationale for Funding
What History Teaches about the Root Systems That Nourish Philanthropy
Philanthropy and Healthcare
Introduction to the Issues
Healthcare in the Twenty-First Century
Why the Charity Gap Will Grow
Hospital Philanthropy
David versus Goliath
Fighting Disease with Philanthropy
Who Gets the Funds?
Picking Targets
Healthcare Philanthropy's Unenviable Task
Philanthropy and the Academic Medical System
Cavalry to the Rescue?
Or, Hope Springs Eternal?
Mental Illness
Major Health Burden
But Is It a Philanthropic Priority?
Philanthropy and Education
Introduction to the Issues
With College Costs Rising Quickly, Can Philanthropy Close the Gap?
Scholarship Grants
You Can't Always Get What You Need
University Foundations
Memo to the Dean
After the Faculty Meeting, Check the Dow
Philanthropy in K-12 Education
A Minor Player Missing a Major Opportunity
Learning to Be Charitable
Is It a Girl Thing?
Philanthropy and National Academic Research Funding
U.S. Philanthropy in an International Context
Introduction to the Issues
America's International Giving
Search Elsewhere for Scrooge
The International Scope of the Nonprofit Sector
The Globalization of Education
How Important Is Philanthropy?
Indigenous Philanthropy
Poorer Nations Also Give
North of the Border
Canada-United States Philanthropic Comparisons
Is Europe Poised for a Golden Age of Community Philanthropy?
Evidence of Philanthropic Impact
A De Novo Case from Poland and the Lessons It Teaches
Learning from International Conflict: Philan