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The foundation : a great American secret : how private wealth is changing the world

Author: Joel L Fleishman
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Foundations are a peculiarly American institutions. They have been the dynamo of social change since the beginning of the last century. Yet they are cloaked in secrecy - their decision-making and operations are inscrutable to the point of obscurity, leaving them substantially unaccountable. Joel Fleishman has been in and around foundations for almost half a century, running them, sitting on their boards, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel L Fleishman
ISBN: 9781586484118 1586484117
OCLC Number: 71368900
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: xxiv, 357 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1: Foundations: what they do and how they do it --
The third great force: America's civic sector --
Why they give --
The foundation's mission: the highest use of philanthropic capital --
Foundation strategy in principle --
Foundation strategy in practice --
2: Achieving impact: leadership, focus, alignment, and measurement --
High-impact initiatives: twelve case studies --
3: What ails the foundations: transparency and accountability --
Steps to achieve high impact: a commonsense approach to strategy --
Characteristics of high-impact programs: leaderships, focus, alignment, and measurement --
How foundations fail --
Three essentials: discipline, boundaries, and persistence --
Should foundations be permitted to exist in perpetuity? --
Enhancing foundation effectiveness: some not-so-modest proposals --
A prophetic epilogue: philanthropy in the twenty-first century.
Other Titles: Private wealth is changing the world
Responsibility: Joel L. Fleishman.
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The US foundations are worth $32 billion per year. This book shows how they can provide a vital spur to the engine of America's - and the world's - economies if properly established and run. It  Read more...

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