Giving Well, Doing Good: Readings for Thoughtful Philanthropists (Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies) (Paperback)

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By Amy A. Kass (Editor)
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This anthology explores the enterprise of philanthropy assumptions, aspirations, and achievements. It brings together key texts that can provide guidance to current and prospective donors, trustees and professional staff of foundations, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Organized thematically, these texts seek to illuminate fundamental questions about the idea and practice of philanthropy, to promote more thoughtful discussion about practical issues facing the philanthropic sector, and to point a way toward a philanthropic practice that is more responsible, more effective, and more civic-spirited.

Amy A. Kass has selected readings from sources that range from the classics to the contemporary, from foundational statements on philanthropy to reflections on key issues of novelists and poets. Each illuminates some aspect of philanthropy. The book is arranged according to themes: goals and intentions; gifts, donors, and recipients; grants, grantors, grantees; bequests and legacies; effectiveness; accountability; and leadership.

About the Author


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).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780253219558
ISBN-10: 0253219558
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 2008
Pages: 520
Language: English
Series: Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies