Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
This book is a practical guide addressing the issues faced by philanthropists seeking to engage in international charitable activities and offers alternative approaches to traditional U.S.-based foundations. A significant portion of the regulatory burdens facing U.S. private foundations derives from tax benefits available to donors under U.S. law. A charitable organization must initially qualify and then be maintained under a complex regulatory regime. If some or all of these tax benefits are either unavailable or not needed, or if the tax advantages are outweighed by the burdens of regulatory compliance, foundations can be established in foreign jurisdictions. Charitable activities can then be operated flexibly and privately outside the constraints of the U.S. regulatory regime. For existing private foundations, this book suggests strategies designed to hedge against ever-increasing and intrusive regulation.
The generosity plan : sharing your time, treasure, and talent to shape the world
New York : Atria Paperback ; Hillsboro, Or. : Beyond Words, 2010.
Many of us have the desire to make a difference. But when it comes down to it, how many really know what steps to take and how to fit philanthropy into our lives.The Generosity Planshows readers the unexpected benefits and joys of generosity in our daily lives. This smart, practical guide to philanthropy illuminates the power of giving by helping readers to discover what inspires them, clarify what he or she can afford to give, and direct that generosity toward a better world.Contributing time or money to causes far removed from the immediacy of our individual lives may feel overwhelming, especially in times of financial stress and uncertainty. Author Kathy LeMay breaks through these initial roadblocks to give easy and valuable tools to spur definite and rewarding action, demonstrating how our time, treasure, and talents can make a world of difference. By building and acting on a generosity plan, each one of us can create change simply by doing what we can, where we are, with what we have.
The art of giving : where the soul meets a business plan
Charles Bronfman, Jeffrey Solomon ; foreword by James Wolfensohn.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
An honest assessment for how to determine your individual relationship with charitable giving in today's worldFrom world-renowned philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies comes a comprehensive guide on how to be a canny, street-smart, effective philanthropist, regardless of your income level. It is also a perfect companion for nonprofit program and development executives who would like to introduce donors to their work and their organizations.Despite their critical importance to philanthropy, donors have few resources for solid information about making their gifts-deciding what type of gift to give, how to structure it, the tax implications, what level of follow-up and transparency they should ask for and expect, and countless other complexities. This book fills that vacuum and helps you gain a special understanding of philanthropy as a business undertaking as well as a deeply personal, reflective process.Drawing on decades of experience, the authors offer a fresh, enlivening approach to the nonprofit enterprise that, too often, is undervalued and thought of as the province of the burnt-out and the overwhelmed. Along with its many candid insights and memorable anecdotes, The Art of Giving also offers instruction on how to create a business plan for giving that works for you.
Transformational philanthropy : entrepreneurs and nonprofits
Lisa M. Dietlin.
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2010.
Many entrepreneurs struggle to make wise decisions about their charitable contributions. They are determined to make their philanthropy meaningful, but are often unsure of how to go about delivering their gifts.
Change philanthropy : candid stories of foundations maximizing results through social justice
Alicia Epstein Korten ; foreword by Christopher Harris and Deepak Bhargava ; project director, Marjorie Fine.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grantsThis groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda. Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations Sponsored by The Center for Community Change
Globalization, philanthropy, and civil society : projecting institutional logics abroad
edited by David C. Hammack and Steven Heydemann.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2009.
The essays in this book reflect pioneering efforts to study the global movement of ideas and institutions. They deal with topics of significant contemporary importance: initiatives to address the AIDS epidemic in East Africa; to protect the peoples and ecosystems of the Amazon; to advance the "truth and reconciliation" process in South Africa and in other areas of great conflict; to promote "civil society" in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; to advocate for environmental protection in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan; and to spread Rotary Clubs and encourage "social entrepreneurship" throughout the world. These essays highlight a wide range of research, paying close attention to the realities of particular situations and to current thinking about general processes.
Give a little : how your small donations can transform our world
New York, N.Y. : Hyperion, c2009.
Dimes destroyed polio. Five bucks can beat malaria. Together, ordinary Americans have far more transformational power than any government or big foundation. In 2008, giving by American individuals amounted to $229 billion-that is, eighty-two times the amount the Gates Foundation gave that year. Simple, inexpensive things-a water filter, a bike, an irrigation pump, a bed net, a goat-not only solve one person's crisis but cause a ripple effect that lifts a whole family, a town, and, astonishingly, even a nation out of poverty. Give a Little shows how easily we can dip into our pockets and, with just a few dollars, change the world. Book jacket.