Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I The Framework of Strategic Philanthropy. 1 The Promise of Strategic Philanthropy. 2 Choices in Philanthropic Goals, Strategies, and Styles. 3 Analyzing Problems and Developing Solutions. 4 Solving Problems Through Program Strategies. 5 Grantmaking and Due Diligence. 6 Beyond Grantmaking. 7 Forms of Grant Funding. 8 Mission Investments: Investing for Social Impact. 9 Assessing Progress and Evaluating Impact. 10 Impact on Steroids: Measuring the Social Return on Your Philanthropic Investment. Part II Tools of the Trade. 11 Promoting Knowledge. 12 Providing Goods and Services. 13 Influencing Individuals, Policy Makers, and Businesses. 14 Building Fields and Movements. Part III Organizing Your Resources for Strategic Philanthropy. 15 Choosing the Right Structure for Your Philanthropy . 16 Principal and Principle: Foundation Spending Policies. Afterword: The Challenges of Strategic Philanthropy. Index.
- A blueprint for effective philanthropic giving - Draws on knowledge and examples, as well as successes and failures, from leading foundations - The authors help to run the sixth-largest foundation in the USA "An invaluable resource that distills the essence of strategic philanthropy for those seeking to achieve a greater social impact." Bill Gates, Co-Chair, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "..an ever-so-practical and yet ever-so-thoughtful contribution to our understanding of how philanthropy should work." William G. Bowen, former president of The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation and of Princeton University
Paul Brest is the president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, he was a professor at Stanford Law School, serving as dean from 1987 to 1999. He teaches a course on judgment and decision-making in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University and is coauthor of the forthcoming book Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment . Hal Harvey , a former director of The Hewlett Foundation's Environment Program, is now the president of ClimateWorks. He is also the president of the New-Land Foundation and has held positions at several different not-for-profit foundations, including the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, and the Ploughshares Fund. He served on the energy panel of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology and chairs the MB Financial Corporation in Chicago.