Innovation in Strategic Philanthropy: Local and Global Perspectives / Edition 1

Innovation in Strategic Philanthropy: Local and Global Perspectives / Edition 1

by Helmut K. Anheier
     
 

Philanthropy has been around for thousands of years but the study of philanthropic organizations and their role in a civil society is still recent. Most of the research focuses on organizations and institutions in developed market economies, in particular the United States. But in looking at other areas such as the global south and central and eastern Europe, major

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Philanthropy has been around for thousands of years but the study of philanthropic organizations and their role in a civil society is still recent. Most of the research focuses on organizations and institutions in developed market economies, in particular the United States. But in looking at other areas such as the global south and central and eastern Europe, major differences in a number of critical aspects emerge that challenge conventional assumptions and models of philanthropy. There, frequently resource-poor and hybrid organizations are very different from the professional, large-scale foundation in the US or western Europe, but they are nonetheless philanthropic institutions that are more reflective of local needs and capacities, and often with greater innovative potential rather than some ready-made, imported legal form could offer.

This book is the result of case studies conducted as part of the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy, which focus on the role of philanthropy in the globalization process and in lesser developed economies. Throughout, they emphasize the lessons in innovation that can be taken from them, and together demonstrate that these emerging philanthropic institutions can develop their own methods and indeed offer criteria that the Western world might learn from.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441941725
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/29/2011
Series:
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Local Perspectives.- Brazil.- Central and Eastern Europe.- Mexico.- Pakistan.- Cases from the Philippines in Innovative Philanthropy: An Overview of the Philippines.- South Africa.- Thailand.- Conclusion.- Global Perspectives.- Distinct View—Intervening in the Practices of the Public and Private Sector.- The Global and Local Dimension.- Philanthropy and Networks in Global Civil Society.- The Role of Philanthropy Within the United Nations System: The Case of the United Nations Foundation.- Philanthropic Foundations' Assistance in Post-Conflict Situations: A Case Study of Post-Communist Southeast Europe.- The Infrastructure of Global Philanthropy: Wings and Wings-CF.- Conclusion.

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