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Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy

Peter Frumkin


The philanthropic landscape is changing dramatically as a new generation of wealthy donors seeks to leave its mark on the public sphere. This book reveals why these donors could benefit from having a comprehensive plan to guide their giving, and provides the framework to understand and develop this kind of philanthropic strategy. After listening for years to scores of individual and institutional funders discuss the challenges of giving wisely, the book argues here that contemporary philanthropy requires a thorough rethinking of its underlying logic. Philanthropy should be seen, the book conte ... More

Keywords: wealthy donors, giving wisely, philanthropic strategy, institutional funders, philanthropy, public needs, private beliefs, pluralism, strategic giving, philanthropic effectiveness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226266268
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226266282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Frumkin, author