Corporate Philanthropy At The Crossroads

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Corporate philanthropy is at a crossroads, moving from a focus on "doing the right thing" for the community to one that emphasizes the bottom line of the corporation. This new corporate landscape presents some important challenges for the nonprofit sector. Corporate Philanthropy at the Crossroads looks at current practices, trends, and issues for corporate philanthropy and frames a productive research agenda based on the needs of practitioners. Here is a useful reference for fund raisers as they implement their strategic plans for the future. Indispensable reading for academics with an interest in corporate philanthropy.

Contributors are Lance C. Buhl, Dwight F. Burlingame, Patricia A. Frishkoff, Jerome L. Himmelstein, Raymond E. Jones, Alice Korngold, David Lewin, J. M. Sabater, Craig Smith, Elizabeth Hosler Voudouris, Donna J. Wood, John A. Yankey, and Dennis R. Young.

Indiana University Press

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A guide for fund raisers to the current thinking in the boardrooms about getting the biggest bang for the company's charity, and to the research corporations are doing to that end. The eight perspectives include why research in crucial to the new corporate philanthropy, corporate volunteerism, business performance, the ethical framework, and firm size. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253330772
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: Philanthropic Studies Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Desperately Seeking Data: Why Research is Crucial to the New Corporate Philanthropy 1
2 Corporate Support of Nonprofit Organizations: Partnerships across the Sectors 7
3 Corporate Volunteerism: Strategic Community Involvement 23
4 Research in Corporate Social Performance: What Have We Learned? 41
5 How Does Firm Size Affect Corporate Philanthropy? 86
6 Corporate Philanthropy and Business Performance 105
7 The Ethical Frame of Corporate Philanthropy 127
8 Corporate Philanthropy and Business Power 144
9 Paradigm Lost: Research toward a New Understanding of Corporate Philanthropy 158
Contributors 177
Index 179
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