Philanthropy Reconsidered: Private initiatives - public good - quality of life (2008)

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Publishing information: 
George McCully. Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse, August 2008. 130pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-4389-0561-7.

This small book has a big aim: to  illuminate what is happening in American philanthropy today, and what it all means. Taking a scholarly approach, drawing on philosophy, the classics and history, it claims to re-interpret philanthropy and provide a strategic overview of its meaning, values, greatest accomplishments, current transformations and future directions. The author draws on material published over the last 12 years  in the Catalogue for Philanthropy, an annual publication which McCully created to disseminate discussions about philanthropic issues and descriptions of charities, and is mailed to c.120,000 affluent US households.

  • Civil society
  • History of philanthropy
  • Philanthropy stats & trends
  • Understanding philanthropy