Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

Innovation in Strategic Philanthropy

Local and Global Perspectives

Editors: Anheier, Helmut K., Simmons, Adele, Winder, David (Eds.)

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Philanthropy has been around for thousands of years but the study of philanthropic organizations and their role in a civil society is still recent. Most of the research focuses on organizations and institutions in developed market economies, in particular the United States. But in looking at other areas such as the global south and central and eastern Europe, major differences in a number of critical aspects emerge that challenge conventional assumptions and models of philanthropy. There, frequently resource-poor and hybrid organizations are very different from the professional, large-scale foundation in the US or western Europe, but they are nonetheless philanthropic institutions that are more reflective of local needs and capacities, and often with greater innovative potential rather than some ready-made, imported legal form could offer.

This book is the result of case studies conducted as part of the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy, which focus on the role of philanthropy in the globalization process and in lesser developed economies. Throughout, they emphasize the lessons in innovation that can be taken from them, and together demonstrate that these emerging philanthropic institutions can develop their own methods and indeed offer criteria that the Western world might learn from.

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"For those who care about the field of philanthropy, this is a rich resource … . successfully initiates a better understanding of how the charitable impulse develops at the juncture of culture, various structural systems, and the present moment in time. … U.S. domestic private foundations that are curious about implementing new approaches in their communities would also learn much from this volume. … The stories and lessons are good ones, worthy of retelling, and provide a foundation, so to speak, for further research." (Ruth Masterson, Voluntas, Vol. 19, 2008)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Cases from the Philippines in Innovative Philanthropy: An Overview of the Philippines

    Natasha Amott

    Pages 61-78

  • The Global and Local Dimension

    Dan Nielsen

    Pages 139-150

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation in Strategic Philanthropy
Book Subtitle
Local and Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Helmut K. Anheier
  • Adele Simmons
  • David Winder
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34253-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34253-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34252-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4172-5
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
Topics