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Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation

 

Socially Responsible Business

World Inc.

By Matt Leighninger | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto

Business trumps government in creating social change.

 

Nonprofits

The Trap

By Daniel Brook | Reviewed By Frances Kunreuther

Where have all the public servants gone?

 

Food

Brewing Justice

By Daniel Jaffee | Reviewed By Christopher M. Bacon

Jafee provides an inside look at the world of fair trade.

 
BUILDING WEALTH:
The New Asset-Based
Approach to Solving
Social and Economic
Problems
Edited by the Democracy
Collaborative at the
University of Maryland

Economic Development

Building Wealth: The New Asset-based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems

By Edited by the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland | Reviewed By Marc J. Lane

Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems

 
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Philanthropy

Review: The Foundation vs. Great Philanthropic Mistakes

By | Reviewed By Rick Cohen

Some books ought to be read as pairs. Joel L. Fleishman’s and Martin Morse Wooster’s recent offerings are such a duo, offering sometimes diametrically opposed perspectives on philanthropic successes and failures.

 

Philanthropy

Review: A Gift of Freedom

By | Reviewed By Bruce Sievers

How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Review: The Market for Virtue

By | Reviewed By David Vogel

The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Nonprofit Management

Review: The Big Moo

By | Reviewed By Alan R. Andreasen

Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Review: What Matters Most

By | Reviewed By Sheila Kaplan

The authors offer an inside view of corporate social responsibility at work.

 

Urban Development

Review: Random Family

By | Reviewed By Anitra Lynn Waller

Waller offers an intimate exposé of crime and drugs in the inner city.