Putting Wealth to Work

Putting Wealth to Work

Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow?

Book - 2017
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"Philanthropy is entering an era of unprecedented growth and innovation. Established foundations such as Ford and Rockefeller are doubling down on programs tackling long-simmering problems, including global inequality, less-than-stellar education, and uneven access to health care. Many foundations are engaging in advocacy on controversial issues, exploring venture philanthropy solutions, and experimenting with impact investing. And philanthropists such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, New York's high-profile financiers, and Silicon Valley's billionaires are planning to put their wealth to work as never before: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes, and nearly 150 others have signed the Giving Pledge to increase dramatically their "giving while living." In Putting Wealth to Work, Joel L. Fleishman provides expert analysis of contemporary philanthropy, offering invaluable insight for those engaging with and affected by charitable foundations. This is the fascinating and definitive account of philanthropy today, and an indispensable guide to understanding its inner workings, impact, and expansive potential."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, PublicAffairs,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781610395328
Characteristics: xx, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: America's indispensable civic sector dynamo
Part one: The changing landscape of American philanthropy
A more disciplined focus
New players in philanthropy and more avenues by which to achieve concerted social change
New vehicles for giving and new organizations that enable philanthropy to be more effective
Part tow; A brief history of limited life foundations and time-limited giving
From John Stuart Mill to Julius Rosenwald
The dominoes fall
Part three: Is it better to give now or later?
Rationales for "giving while living"
How time-limited foundations achieve results
Stories of impact
time-limited and perpetual
The unique role of family foundations
A case for endurance: causes that plead for long-lasting philanthropy
Advice to donors: creating foundations for today and tomorrow
Epilogue
Appendix A: Firsthand accounts of philanthropy under time limits and in perpetuity
Appendix B: Signers of the Giving Pledge
Appendix C: People interviewed for this book.
Summary: "Philanthropy is entering an era of unprecedented growth and innovation. Established foundations such as Ford and Rockefeller are doubling down on programs tackling long-simmering problems, including global inequality, less-than-stellar education, and uneven access to health care. Many foundations are engaging in advocacy on controversial issues, exploring venture philanthropy solutions, and experimenting with impact investing. And philanthropists such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, New York's high-profile financiers, and Silicon Valley's billionaires are planning to put their wealth to work as never before: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes, and nearly 150 others have signed the Giving Pledge to increase dramatically their "giving while living." In Putting Wealth to Work, Joel L. Fleishman provides expert analysis of contemporary philanthropy, offering invaluable insight for those engaging with and affected by charitable foundations. This is the fascinating and definitive account of philanthropy today, and an indispensable guide to understanding its inner workings, impact, and expansive potential."--Amazon.com.

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