Collaborative Philanthropies: What Groups of Foundations Can Do that Individual Funders Cannot

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Lexington Books, 2005 - Social Science - 96 pages
American philanthropy has historically been a solitary pursuit defined by individual donor action and fragmented, uncoordinated grantmaking. But in recent years, foundations have begun to come together in groups to take on shared initiatives and agendas. InCollaborative Philanthropies, Elwood M. Hopkins--himself the executive director of the successful collaborative Los Angeles Urban Funders--argues that these funder collaboratives are more than a collection of isolated experiments. Instead, they provide a window into a dramatic and promising new stage in the development of organized philanthropy. For anyone aspiring to play a leadership role in the philanthropic field, this book lays out a visionary blueprint for smarter, more effective philanthropy in the twenty-first century.
 

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Elwood M. Hopkins is executive director of the Los Angeles Urban Funders, housed at the Southern California Association for Philanthropy. He has consulted with foundations and funder collaboratives worldwide and speaks widely on the subject of philanthropy.

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