The Almanac of American Philanthropy was created to serve as the definitive reference on America's distinctive philanthropy. Now there is this new 2017 Compact Edition of the almanac. It offers highlights of the crucial information and fascinating arguments contained in the full-length version, in a condensed format. All updated to the present moment!
This short book explains how citizens have repeatedly used voluntary action, private giving, and the processes of civil society to dramatically elevate our society. In eras when our national prospects were considerably bleaker than they are now, Americans found effective ways to solve their problems. It can happen again.
Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. Whatever your aspirations for U.S. society and governance, this guide will help you find the best ways to make a difference.
Charter schooling may be the most important social innovation of our age, and it is just beginning to boom. This book provides the facts, examples, cautionaries, inspiration, research, and practical experience that philanthropists will need as charter schooling shifts gears from promising experiment to mainstream movement bringing improved opportunity to millions of students.