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Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets. The Deliberate Evolution. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2210346
  • Book
  • January 2004
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Through a coherent framework for pursuing such far-ranging changes, this easy-to-understand book addresses new ways for individuals and organizations to invest grant funds, approach regulatory structures that guide giving, and define their goals, activities, outcomes, and achievements. The author applies basic principles of industrial theory and evolution to examine, with a trained scholar’s eye, how individual organizations, associations, and the philanthropic infrastructure can work more effectively.

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Designing the Future.

Change Comes Slowly.

The Trillion-Dollar Opportunity.

What Does Better Look Like?

Chapter 1. The Industry of Philanthropy.

Defining the Industry.

Mapping the Landscape of Philanthropic Capital.

Evolutionary Adaptations and the Limits of the Industrial Framework.

Evolutionary Aspects of Philanthropy.

Systems Theory.

The Exceptions Prove the Rule.

The Age of Commercial Charity.

Chapter 2. What the Future Could Look Like.

Why Bother?

Getting There.

Assembly Required.

Not Just Newer, But Better.

Chapter 3. The Forces of Change.

Change Drivers on Society as a Whole.

Demographic Trends.

New Structures for Working.

Globalization and Its Backlash.

Environmental and Community Sustainability.

Change Drivers on the Industry.

Pushing on the Pieces.

Collectively Isolated.

Drivers of Change at the Organizational Level.

Community Foundations Innovate First.

Private Foundations and Changes in the Industry.

The Ties that Bind Foundations Together.

Implications of These Changes.

Imagine the Industry Anew.

Can Philanthropy Change Itself?

Chapter 4. Philanthropic Marketplaces.

Philanthropy and Financial Services: Parallels and Divergences.

Competition in the Philanthropic Marketplace.

Products in the Market.

Philanthropic Alliances.

The Power of Joint Action.

Tied Together at the Top.

Emerging Connections.

Divergent Tensions.

Chapter 5. Public Support for Philanthropy.

Regulated from the Start.

Industry Growth and Public Oversight.

Operating in the Public Eye: Growing Public Attention.

The Potential for Industry Action.

Pressure Points in the Regulatory Framework.

What the Regulatory Framework Should Do.

New Markets, New Approaches to Regulation.

Meaningful Metrics.

Chapter 6. Evolving the Industry.

Aligning Products and Services to Aggregate Resources.

Using Knowledge as an Industry Resource.

Promoting Hybrid Organizations and Strategies.

Redesigning the Industry Infrastructure.

Potential Leverage Points.

The Direction of Evolution.

Chapter 7. New Nodes on the Network.

Organizational Implications.

Partnership Building.

The Role of Money.

Charting Philanthropic Cycles.

Mixing Up the Menu.

New Assessment Strategies.

Buy or Rent?


The Sum of the Parts.

Independent Foundations.

Changing One to Change Many.

Chapter 8. Building New Systems for Social Good.

The Futures We Choose.

New Revenue Systems.

Industry Leadership.

Deliberate Diversity.

Looking Back from the Future.

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