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Understanding Philanthropy : Its Meaning and Mission, EPUB eBook

Understanding Philanthropy : Its Meaning and Mission EPUB

Part of the Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies series

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';A fine volume on the moral meaning and function of philanthropymakes the case that philanthropy is essential to democratic society.'Choice

Philanthropy has existed in various forms in all cultures and civilizations throughout history, yet most people know little about it and its distinctive place in our lives. Why does philanthropy exist? Why do people so often turn to philanthropy when we want to make the world a better place? In essence, what is philanthropy?

These fundamental questions are tackled in this engaging and original book. Written by one of the founding figures in the field of philanthropic studies, Robert L. Payton, and his former student sociologist Michael P. Moody, Understanding Philanthropy presents a new way of thinking about the meaning and mission of philanthropy. Weaving together accessible theoretical explanations with fascinating examples of philanthropic action, this book advances key scholarly debates about philanthropy and offers practitioners a way of explaining the rationale for their nonprofit efforts.

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