The Business of Giving: The Theory and Practice of Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byPeter Grant

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The Business of Givingdescribes the systems and processes philanthropists need to adopt in order to achieve their goals. It provides a "toolkit" for philanthropic investment taking the reader through each stage of their decision making. Its techniques are equally applicable to whatever investment vehicle is being utilized from traditional grants to new products such as social bonds and impact investing. Unlike many texts on the subject, the tools and processes described have been used and tested across hundreds of different programs and in making thousands of investment decisions.

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The Business of Givingdescribes the systems and processes philanthropists need to adopt in order to achieve their goals. It provides a "toolkit" for philanthropic investment taking the reader through each stage of their decision making. Its techniques are equally applicable to whatever investment vehicle is being utilized from traditio...

PETER GRANT is Senior fellow in Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment at the Sir John Cass Business School, City University London, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.67 × 6.38 × 0.88 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230336795

ISBN - 13:9780230336797

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE THEORY OF SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment
A Short History of Philanthropy
Theories of Change and Logic Modeling
Types and Styles of Philanthropy and Grantmaking
PART II: SOCIAL INVESTMENT AS A BUSINESS PROCESS
Can Philanthropy Learn from Business Methods?
Three Key Business Processes 1: Risk Management
Three Key Business Processes 2: Operations Management
Three Key Business Processes 3: Performance Management
PART III: MANAGING SOCIAL INVESTMENT
From Logic Model to Investment Program
Designing the Program
Assessment and Selection
Post-Decision Management