Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World
March 2011, Jossey-Bass
Do More Than Give provides a blueprint for individuals, philanthropists, and foundation leaders to increase their impact. Based on Forces for Good, this groundbreaking book demonstrates how the six practices of high-impact nonprofits apply to donors aiming to advance social causes. Rather than focus on the mechanics of effective grantmaking, reporting, or evaluation, this book instead proposes that donors can become proactive catalysts for change by rising to meet the challenges of our increasingly interdependent world. Key principles include: going beyond check writing/traditional volunteering; advocating for change; leveraging business; forging peer networks; empowering individuals; leading adaptively; and developing learning organizations.
- Contains robust case studies depicting every type of philanthropy (corporate, community, operating, specialized, and large private and family foundations)
- Includes easy to use "Key Takeaways" tailored for donors at the "beginner" and "experienced" levels of catalytic philanthropy
- Authors are internationally-acclaimed philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate social responsibility strategy experts who frequently speak and train on high-impact philanthropy
In good economic times or bad, this book provides guidance for givers to increase the impact of their charitable resources and go beyond check-writing to help solve problems and change the world.
The Authors xv
1 Catalytic Philanthropy 1
2 Commit to Your Cause 19
3 Practice 1: Advocate for Change 37
4 Practice 2: Blend Profit with Purpose 63
5 Practice 3: Forge Nonprofit Peer Networks 87
6 Practice 4: Empower the People 119
7 Practice 5: Lead Adaptively 143
8 Practice 6: Learn in Order to Change 165
9 Toward a More Catalytic Future 185
Appendix A: Research Methodology 191
Appendix B: Peer Survey Questions 199
Appendix C: Research Advisors 203
Appendix D: Review of the Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits in Forces for Good 205
Appendix E: Getting Started with Catalytic
John V. Kania is a managing director at FSG who oversees the firm's consulting practice. John is a featured author of the book Learning from the Future, and he has been published in Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Wall Street Journal. He is a former partner of both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc.
Mark R. Kramer is cofounder and a managing director at FSG, cofounder of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University. Mark speaks and writes extensively on topics in philanthropy and corporate responsibility, and has been published in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review.
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