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Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count by [Buchanan, Phil]
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"A thoughtful, engaging read with important insights and valuable analysis to help donors and philanthropists be more effective with their giving. A must read for those who really want to make a difference when supporting non-profits."--Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

"Phil Buchanan has dedicated his professional life to the question of what makes philanthropy most effective. Throughout, he has remained committed to the idea that nonprofits need a disciplined focus on results, while also keeping clear that nonprofits differ in significant ways from business. Anyone who seeks to achieve impactful philanthropy would do well to learn from his vast experience and deep wisdom."--Jim Collins, author Good to Great, co-author Built to Last

"Phil Buchanan knows and celebrates the diversity of the nonprofit sector, from the smallest community-based organization to the largest university or museum; from the individual donor making small annual gifts to her favorite charities to the largest private foundation awarding hundreds of millions in grants. Giving Done Right is full of data, insights and helpful suggestions for us all."--Carol Larson, President and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

"Giving Done Right punctures myths and provides helpful guidance about the complexities and joys of philanthropy. Buchanan makes a persuasive and always practical case for why non-profits are not like businesses, why giving is not like investing, and how readers can find their own satisfying path to doing great good."--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School and Founder, Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative

"For any philanthropist-whether you give large amounts or small-your money will go much further and your impact will be much deeper if you understand the insights and advice offered in this book. It is the essential guide to effective giving in the 21st century, so you can play your part in the great American tradition of giving back. Don't donate without it."--Henry Timms, Co-founder of #Giving Tuesday, President and CEO, 92nd Street Y

"Phil Buchanan is arguably the best informed and most insightful thought leader in philanthropy today, and this book shows him at his best: Like its author, Giving Done Right is grounded in data, animated by real stories well told, and provocative in ways that shed more light than heat. An essential and highly readable guide for foundations and donors ready to move beyond feeling good to doing good."--Richard Ober, President & CEO, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

"Giving is easy. Giving with real impact is anything but. In this go-to primer, Phil Buchanan offers invaluable insights about the art and practice of strategic philanthropy."--Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

"Giving Done Right should be required reading for anyone looking to better understand how to achieve more effectiveness in their giving. Phil Buchanan's research, data and storytelling make clear the challenges with bringing a business mindset to solving social problems. This book provides a thorough overview of the change in mindset necessary to attain more satisfaction with your giving."--Pamela Norley, President, Fidelity Charitable

"In Giving Done Right, Buchanan has widened his clear vision beyond foundations by providing a reliable guide for all donors-individuals, foundations, corporations and indeed recipients of charitable dollars-who are determined to do their charitable giving and spending the right way. Anyone resolved to get the biggest and wisest bang for their charitable dollars need look no further for guidance now that this experience-filled, reader-friendly book."--Joel Fleishman, Director of the Duke University Center for Strategic Philanthropy, and author of Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy Now or Investing for Tomorrow?

"Giving Done Right is essential reading for anyone working in philanthropy concerned about truly making a difference. Buchanan's book distills his years of learning into easy-to-understand lessons that will influence how I do my work. I wish I'd had this book before I started my job. Many critics question how philanthropy, with its massive concentrations of wealth, can contribute to a healthy democracy. This book provides a clear answer."--Richard E. Besser, M.D., President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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A practical, inspirational guide to doing good, no matter how much money you have.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2756 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1541742257
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs (16 April 2019)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07G7V25NW
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #514,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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