Taking Philanthropy Seriously, Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving (2006)

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Publishing information: 
<p><strong>William Damon and Susan Verducci (editors).<br /> Bloomington and Indianopolis: Indiana University Press, 2006</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p>

This collection of essays features contributions from many of the most interesting current thinkers on philanthropy. It has an unusual angle – the potential of philanthropy to fail in its goals and even to do harm because, as the foreword notes, “progress cannot be made without learning from past efforts”.

  • Civil society
  • History of philanthropy
  • Understanding philanthropy