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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Generosityby Patricia Snell Herzog; Heather E. Price

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    This accessibly written book, unique in its breadth, presents a comprehensive approach to answering the what, how much, who, where, and why of giving. The authors consider multiple forms of generosity, but focus especially on three main forms: donating money, volunteering time, and taking political action. more...

  • Unequal Partnershipsby Ira Silver

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    Through an examination of the Chicago Initiative, Silver analyzes how elite philanthropists exercise social control over community organizations that do work in poor neighborhoods. more...

  • Age of Iconsby Gavin Fridell; Martijn Konings

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    This volume assesses the growing role of popular icons in the construction of a culture that appears to incorporate a critical attitude towards the capitalist experience while, in fact, legitimizing the neoliberal character of the modern world. more...