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Understanding philanthropy : its meaning and mission

Author: Robert L Payton; Michael P Moody
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philanthropy appears in some form 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, particularly Americans, so often turn to philanthropy when we want to make the world a better place? What, in essence, is philanthropy? These fundamental questions are tackled in this book which also presents a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Payton; Michael P Moody
ISBN: 9780253350497 0253350492
OCLC Number: 171151580
Description: xiv, 205 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Introduction: why this book? --
Voluntary action for the public good --
Because things go wrong: philanthropy as a response to the human problematic --
The world can be made better: philanthropy as moral action --
The social history of the moral imagination --
Philanthropy, democracy, and the future --
Notes --
Suggestions for further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Responsibility: Robert L. Payton and Michael P. Moody.
Local System Bib Number:
389322

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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? This book tackles these questions. It offers  Read more...
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Payton and Moody's book is an extended argument that philanthropy is an interesting and important subject that deserves to be better understood and to be taken more seriously. Apart from the usual Read more...

 
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