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  • The International Committee of the Red Crossby David P. Forsythe; Barbara Ann J. Rieffer-Flanagan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is a non-governmental organization, all-Swiss at the... more...

  • Theory and Empirical Research in Social Entrepreneurshipby P. H. Phan; J. Kickul; S. Bacq

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The editors of this Handbook, Benson Honig, Joseph Lampel and Israel Drori, define organizational ingenuity as ‘the ability to create innovative solutions within structural constraints using limited resources and imaginative problem solving’. They and the authors examine the dichotomy between organizational freedom and necessity in order... more...

  • Leverage for Goodby Lester M. Salamon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 17.99

    With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, new models for financing social and environmental objectives are urgently needed. Fortunately, a revolution is underway in the instruments and institutions available... more...

  • Measuring and Improving Social Impactsby Marc J. Epstein; Kristi Yuthas

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Philanthropic NGOs, foundations, and corporations face endlessly competing needs when deciding to invest or donate for maximum social impact. This book fills an enormous gap by providing a system to measure, operationalize, and improve any organization?s impact investments. more...

  • Philanthropy in Americaby Olivier Zunz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    American philanthropy today expands knowledge, champions social movements, defines active citizenship, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises. How did philanthropy become such a powerful and integral force in American society? Philanthropy in America is the first book to explore in depth the twentieth-century growth of this unique... more...

  • The Road To Castle Hillby Christine Fernyhough; Louise Callan

    Random House New Zealand 2013; Not Available

    A new life running a high country sheep station in New Zealand. Christine Fernyhough is well known as a leading Auckland philanthropist, having set up Books in Homes and then the Gifted Kids Programme for high achieving children in low decile schools. In 2003 she was a recent widow when she spied an advertisement for the sale of the legendary... more...

  • Rediscovering Voluntary Actionby Colin Rochester

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    Volunteering and voluntary organizations have become increasingly important in British social and political life but at a cost. Greater prominence has led to a narrow and distorted view of what voluntary action involves and how it is undertaken. This book reasserts the case for a broader view of voluntarism as a unique set of autonomous activities. more...

  • Reinventing Philanthropyby Eric Friedman

    Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 27.50

    Several years ago, Eric Friedman decided to donate a substantial percentage of his income to charity. As many people do when making a big decision, he researched the best path he should take to accomplish his goal. After speaking with foundations, consultants, and nonprofit staff members, he found that few could adequately respond to his basic questions:... more...

  • The Generosity Networkby Jennifer Mccrea; Jeffrey C. Walker; Karl Weber

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    The Generosity Network  is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause.   Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding?and even fun.     ... more...

  • Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Educationby Ariane Hoy; Mathew Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This volume argues for reexamination of the field of community engagement, suggests that the most effective way forward requires rethinking the structures of traditional higher education, and points to the growing emergence of evidence-based best practices that can catalyze a renaissance in community engagement and in higher education. more...