Social entrepreneurship has become an area of significant interest to those involved in the nonprofit and philanthropic world. Not only have small start-up nonprofit organizations sprouted to effect social change, but there are now organizations throughout the world whose sole purpose is to nurture these new ventures. The Art of Doing Good is a welcome addition to the literature that both studies social entrepreneurship and provides guidance to those seeking to create their own organizations to make a difference in today’s world. The authors, world renowned for their philanthropic leadership, select a group of individuals who have successfully created start-up organizations. The book looks at the stages each has gone through in transitioning from finding a passion to creating sustainable organizations that impact the world. Unlike many writings on the subject of social entrepreneurship, the authors avoid the jargon so typical in the field, instead speaking in straightforward language to inform anyone from the novice to the experienced nonprofit leader. Appendices, notes.
Rabbi Arnold D. Samlan is a Jewish educator and rabbi living in Miami, Florida. He serves as executive director of the Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education of Broward County.