The individual and family–based philanthropic organizations of the early twentieth century might hardly recognize their present–day corporate and institutional successors. The fundamental nature of foundations has changed on a revolutionary scale, forever altering the role that foundations play in society. From Grantmaker to Leader: Emerging Strategies for 21st Century Foundations appraises these shifting dynamics, putting forth powerful strategies for leading philanthropies into the future.
Leading authorities Frank Ellsworth and Joe Lumarda divide their study into four pertinent subjects:
- History of family and community–oriented foundations
- Leadership and communication of a foundation’s message
- Selection and responsibilities of foundation boards of directors
- The untapped asset of compiled community knowledge
In each case, they explain how foundations have changed, survey the diverse types of foundations that presently exist, and propose proven blueprints for future philanthropic success. Dozens of interviews and "insider" contributors guarantee an exclusive, comprehensive take on the present state of foundation management.
Seldom has such a broad consideration of foundation activity met with such targeted prescriptions for effective leadership. From Grantmaker to Leader proves an essential text for all philanthropic professionals.
SECTION ONE: FROM CARNEGIE TO GATES: THE CHANGING FACES AND NEEDS OF PHILANTHROPY.
Chapter 1. Family Philanthropy in Twenty–First–Century America (V.M. Esposito and J. Foote).
Chapter 2. Philanthropy, Self–Fulfillment, and the Leadership of Community Foundations (J. Lumarda).
Chapter 3. Impact of the New Economy and Foundations ( B. Dietel, T. Dietel Hopps, and J. Hopps).
SECTION TWO: THE FOUNDATION′S NEW REACH: THE EMERGING ROLE OF LEADER, COMMUNICATOR, AND FACILITATOR OF CHANGE.
Chapter 4. The Meta–Foundation (J. Shakely).
Chapter 5. The New Gospel of Wealth (An Interview with Hodding Carter III).
Chapter 6. A Foundation′s Journey into Public Policy Engagement (E.D. Carson).
SECTION THREE: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION BOARD OF THE TWENTY–FIRST CENTURY: DIVERSITY AND STRATEGIC PLANNING.
Chapter 7. The Foundation Board of the Twenty–First Century (S. Kwoh and B. Tang).
Chapter 8. Issues of Foundation Planning (J. Breitenreicher and L. Pine).
SECTION FOUR: BUILDING FOUNDATION WISDOM: THE CHALLENGE OF ACCUMULATING, SYNTHESIZING, AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE.
Spending Smarter: Knowledge as a Philanthropic Resource (L. Bernholz).
JOE LUMARDA is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs for the California Community Foundation in Los Angeles.