Governance and Strategic Philanthropy in Grant-Making Foundations

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Nonprofit Boards

Authors: Boesso, Giacomo, Cerbioni, Fabrizio

Free Preview
  • Discusses the role that grant-making foundations can play in supporting local communities
  • Identifies key areas of improvement in the granting process that are directly linked to best governance practice
  • Provides clear guidelines for adopting the proper managerial tools and decision making styles for different governance settings
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16357-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16356-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This book discusses the role of grant-making foundations in supporting local communities, and how effective governance can contribute to greater success of the social projects they finance. The book considers the extent to which granting foundations act as social investment banks or strategic philanthropists, and identifies possible areas of evolution and improvement in the granting process of foundations similar to other innovative firms. It seeks to explore the possibility of foundations becoming a reference point in the Third Sector for innovativeness and risk taking.

About the authors

Giacomo Boesso is Professor of Business Administration at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Padova, Italy. His research interests include stakeholder theory, strategic corporate social responsibility, and non-profit governance.
Fabrizio Cerbioni is Professor of Accounting at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Padova, Italy. His research interests include accounting principles, corporate governance, and non-profit governance.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Social Role, Strategic Profiles and Management Tools of Foundations

    Pages 1-43

    Boesso, Giacomo (et al.)

  • The First Survey on the “Governance” of Foundations: The Original Model

    Pages 45-68

    Boesso, Giacomo (et al.)

  • The Second Survey on the Governance and Actions to Support Strategic Philanthropy: The Integrated Model

    Pages 69-92

    Boesso, Giacomo (et al.)

  • Data on Governance and Strategy of Italian Foundations

    Pages 93-118

    Boesso, Giacomo (et al.)

  • A Virtuous Symbiosis: Determinism and Solidarity in the Strategic Action of Foundations

    Pages 119-145

    Boesso, Giacomo (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16357-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16356-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance and Strategic Philanthropy in Grant-Making Foundations
Book Subtitle
How to Improve the Effectiveness of Nonprofit Boards
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16357-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16357-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16356-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 158
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
Topics