"Do More Than Give is a game changer for thinking about the role and impact of philanthropy in the twenty–first century. Its focus on leveraging the intellectual talents, time, treasure, and networks of donors to support public policy advocacy and systems change is long overdue. This is the 2.0 version for understanding the future direction of philanthropic engagement."
Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
"When simply making grants doesn′t get the job done, the ′shock therapy′ approach of catalytic philanthropy might be just what is needed."
Sean Stannard–Stockton, CEO, Tactical Philanthropy Advisors
"The smart, sensible, and strategic practices of catalytic philanthropy offer great insights and opportunities to individual and family donors seeking to make change happen now. It′s a remarkable resource for all of us."
Melissa A. Berman, president and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
"This book will stretch philanthropists′ minds, and hopefully their strategies as well. Among other things, the authors persuasively demonstrate the importance of advocacy in achieving significant social change, and they elucidate the role of evaluation as a method for learning and improving the work of both funders and their grantees."
Paul Brest, president, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and coauthor of Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
"Gone are the days when being a good corporate citizen meant giving grants to good causes. Companies today can help solve the social and environmental issues that plague our world by changing the way they fundamentally operate while continuing to generate profits and this book shows them the way."
Jeff Swartz, president and CEO, Timberland
"Whether you lead a community, corporate, family, or private foundation you are an individual donor who simply wants to achieve more impact this book is for you. It′s built upon fresh ideas that will spark innovation and push the field of philanthropy to reach its full potential."
Steve Gunderson, president and CEO, The Council on Foundations
The Authors xv
1 Catalytic Philanthropy 1
2 Commit to Your Cause 19
3 Practice 1: Advocate for Change 37
4 Practice 2: Blend Profit with Purpose 63
5 Practice 3: Forge Nonprofit Peer Networks 87
6 Practice 4: Empower the People 119
7 Practice 5: Lead Adaptively 143
8 Practice 6: Learn in Order to Change 165
9 Toward a More Catalytic Future 185
Appendix A: Research Methodology 191
Appendix B: Peer Survey Questions 199
Appendix C: Research Advisors 203
Appendix D: Review of the Six Practices of High–Impact Nonprofits in Forces for Good 205
Appendix E: Getting Started with Catalytic