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The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose

By Christian Smith & Hilary Davidson | Reviewed By Kieran Healy

Those who engage in altruistic behavior reap benefits that are significant and measurable, two sociologists argue.

 

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

By Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.

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Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Will Mean for Our Economic Well-Being

By Zoltan J. Acs | Reviewed By Robin Rogers

The disruptive force of the "new philanthropy" holds the promise of helping to reduce inequality. But will it actually do so?

 
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Philanthropy in America: A History

By Olivier Zunz | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

Philanthropy in America: A History by Olivier Zunz

 
GIVING 2.0:
Transform Your
Giving and Your World
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World

By Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | Reviewed By Sally Osberg

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

 
GIVING WELL:
The Ethics of
Philanthropy
Patricia Illingworth,
Thomas Pogge,
& Leif Wenar

Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

By Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, & Leif Wenar | Reviewed By Chip Pitts

Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy by Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, & Leif Wenar

 
DO MORE THAN
GIVE: The Six
Practices of Donors
Who Change the World
Leslie R. Crutchfield,
John V. Kania, &
Mark R. Kramer

Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World

By Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer | Reviewed By Matthew Bishop

Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World by Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer

 
GIVE SMART:
Philanthropy That
Gets Results
Tom Tierney & Joel L.
Fleishman

Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results

By Tom Tierney & Joel L. Fleishman | Reviewed By Melissa A. Berman

Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results by Tom Tierney & Joel L. Fleishman

 
SERVING COUNTRY
AND COMMUNITY:
Who Benefits from
National Service?
Peter Frumkin & Joann
Jastrzab

Serving Country and Community: Who Benefits from National Service?

By Peter Frumkin & Joann Jastrzab | Reviewed By Chris Jarvis

SERVING COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY: Who Benefits from National Service? by Peter Frumkin & Joann Jastrzab

 
SMALL CHANGE:
Why Business Won’t
Save the World
Michael Edwards

Small Change: Why Business Won't Save the World

By Michael Edwards | Reviewed By Doug Bauer

SMALL CHANGE: Why Business Won't Save the World by Michael Edwards