The Art of Doing Good: Where Pas­sion Meets Action

Charles Bronf­man and Jef­frey Solomon with John Sedgwick
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By – July 16, 2013
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.

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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.

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