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  • The Origins of UNICEF, 1946?1953by Jennifer M. Morris

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Started as a temporary organization, UNICEF navigated Cold War tensions in order to provide assistance to millions of children and their parents throughout the world. The Origins of UNICEF, 1946 ? 1953 reveals how the most well-known child-relief aid organization in the world came into being. more...

  • Philanthropy Sucks!by Uday Kagal

    Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd 2013; US$ 6.00

    This book suggests three broad directions for the future: new kinds of capital for scale, new business models for sustainability and making shifts in how we think. The reactions to this book will vary from indignation to cynicism to denial to relief. more...

  • Youth-led Developmentby David Woolcombe; Kofi Annan

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 5.82

    David Woolcombe, founder of Peace Child, explains why youth is such a promising field for overseas development assistance. Many young people are happy to work as volunteers and take their wages in experiential learning rather than hard cash, making Youth-Led Development (YLD) extremely cost-effective. But even if it were more expensive, YLD is worth... more...

  • A Good Investment?by Amy Brown

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Select students and teachers worked the room at a fundraising event for a New York City public high school Amy Brown calls College Preparatory Academy. It was their job to convince wealthy attendants that College Prep, with its largely minority and disadvantaged student body and its unusually high rate of graduation and college acceptance, was a... more...

  • Doing Good . . . Says Who?by Connie Newton; Fran Early

    Two Harbors Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Doing Good. . . Says Who?explores the impact of good intentions from the inside. Theauthors conducted over 400 interviews and synthesized the lessons learned. The endresult is that you are on the ground with volunteers, nonprofits, donors, and—mostuniquely—the intended beneficiaries of good will. Through story telling, humor, analysis,practical... more...

  • Making School Reform Workby Paul T. Hill; James Harvey

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Bringing change to our public school system is hard, and the current system of education governance creates barriers that can make that reform even harder. Here six authorities in public education discuss how local philanthropies can overcome them even if school districts cannot. Making School Reform Work identifies new institutions that can be... more...

  • Tournament Approaches to Policy Reformby Clifford F. Zinnes

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    While much foreign aid achieves commendable goals, some is ineffective. In this volume, Clifford Zinnes argues that a donor's intrinsic informational limitations on the local context as well as inability to control the progress of interventions mean that lack of success is not rooting in insufficient funding but in maladapted institution designs... more...

  • American Foundationsby Helmut K. Anheier; David C. Hammack

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 64.99

    Foundations play an essential part in the philanthropic activity that defines so much of American life. No other nation provides its foundations with so much autonomy and freedom of action as does the United States. Liberated both from the daily discipline of the market and from direct control by government, American foundations understandably attract... more...

  • The Doc and the Duchessby Alexander W. Clowes; John Lechleiter

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    George Henry Alexander Clowes was a pivotal figure in the development of the insulin program at the Eli Lilly Company. Through his leadership, scientists and clinicians at Lilly and the University of Toronto created a unique, international team to develop and purify insulin and take the production of this life-saving agent to an industrial scale.... more...

  • Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of Givingby Lilya Wagner

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 60.00

    Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of Giving is a concise, accessible, and research-backed resource that explains the traditions of philanthropy?an invaluable tool given the proliferation of global nongovernmental organizations that affect every aspect of society in every country. Author Lilya Wagner has worked across the globe as... more...