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From the PublisherLucy Bernholz is one of the leading thinkers on the present and future course of philanthropy. Her writings are always a step ahead of the rest and this book is no exception. Her thoughts and analysis on the philanthropic sector, where it is headed and what is required from leaders like us, are both timely and visionary. She urges us to reimagine ourselves as an industry and identifies the practical steps we can take as donors and foundations to build philanthropic capital markets that will help us achieve our social missions.
Alexa Cortes Culwell, CEO
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
"Now that all the philanthropic hype of the late 90’s has died down, what are the true, key trends for the future? What really matters? Bernholz articulately identifies the vital issues we all must focus on if we are going to capitalize on those trends and optimize philanthropy’s future."
Paul Shoemaker, Director
Social Venture Partners Seattle
Lucy Bernholz combines the rigor of a trained scholar with the street smarts of an experienced practitioner. This combination ma kes her an indispensable guide to the philanthropic marketplace. Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets provides her most provocative theories and visions, and therefore is a must read for anyone who wants to understand, influence or participate effectively in what she calls the new era of commercial charity.
Katherine Fulton, Partner
Global Business Network and the Monitor Group
"Lucy Bernholz's critical analysis and clear language has captured the key issues in today's philanthropy and made it accessible to the non-technical reader. Our foundation's Board was able to make several significant operational decisions by beginning with Bernholz's analysis of the future of foundations."
Marvin Shotland, President
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
"Lucy Bernholz's newest book is a lively and engaging exploration of the dynamic new philanthropy industry in America. It functions as a kind of ‘charitable GPS’ guiding the reader across the fascinating, varied, and shifting terrain of 21st Century charitable giving. But more importantly, it offers a well-conceived blueprint of new ways that private charitable resources can-and should-be better leveraged for greater effectiveness and impact in the public benefit sector."
Peter Hero, President
Community Foundation Silicon Valley
"Business success relies on networks—why would philanthropy be any different? Lucy Bernholz has charted how families and individuals are building "giving portfolios" by using multiple products and services within the philanthropic sector. She also challenges the philanthropic service sector to evolve to best serve these donors and communities. For people just getting started in giving—and for those already involved—this analysis provides practical insights into how to get the greatest results from their philanthropy."
U.S. Trust Company