The Art of Giv­ing: Where the Soul Meets a Busi­ness Plan

Charles Bronf­man and Jef­frey Solomon; James Wolfen­sohn, fwd.
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By – September 9, 2011

This excel­lent guide can help donors strate­gi­cal­ly plan and imple­ment their phil­an­thropic sup­port to orga­ni­za­tions involved in issues impor­tant to them. They begin with the donor and move on to view­ing the recip­i­ent orga­ni­za­tion as a part­ner.” Fol­low­ing their dis­cus­sion of the orga­ni­za­tion, they exam­ine the mean­ing of the gift.” They end their pre­sen­ta­tion with an exten­sive list of resources for addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and guidance. 

The authors com­bine ideas and con­cepts with per­son­al sto­ries that offer the rich­ness of their dual per­spec­tives as phil­an­thropist (Charles Bronf­man) and pro­fes­sion­al (Jef­frey Solomon). Their pre­sen­ta­tion is valu­able not only for those seek­ing advice on con­tribut­ing but also for not-for-prof­it pro­fes­sion­als seek­ing contributions.

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Stephen G. Don­shik, D.S.W., is a lec­tur­er at the Hebrew Uni­ver­si­ty’s Com­mu­ni­ty Lead­er­ship and Phil­an­thropy Pro­gram. He writes on the non-prof­it sec­tor and has a con­sult­ing firm focused on strength­en­ing non-prof­its and their lead­er­ship for tomorrow.

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