The Foundation: A Great American Secret (2007)

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Joel Fleishman. New York: Public Affairs, 2007

Foundations are said to be a peculiarly American institution that provide a vital spur to the global economy yet are cloaked in secrecy, with decision-making and operations that are inscrutable to the point of obscurity. Fleishman argues that the forthcoming inter-generational transfer of wealth means foundations will become more powerful than ever and therefore must be properly established and run.

  • Civil society
  • History of philanthropy
  • Trusts & foundations
  • Understanding philanthropy