The allocation of limited public and private resources depends on reliable data and empirical analysis, and The Future of Philanthropy is filled with hard-to-find data, graphs, and charts, as well as full citation and source lists at the end of each chapter. It raises unsettling questions about the very assumptions upon which nonprofits are built and financed and about the future of nonprofit and philanthropic decision-making. Written to provoke thoughtful debate, as well as illuminate elusive objective data, this resource also sheds new light on the challenges that face the nation's "Third Sector" as public and governmental regulation has become more focused on the transparency and accountability of philanthropy and its recipients.
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About the Author:
SUSAN U. RAYMOND, PhD, is Managing Director of Research, evaluation, and Strategic Planning for Changing Our World, Inc. She serves as Chief Analyst for OnPhilanthropy.com, a global resource for nonprofit professionals, and has extensive experience in research, analysis, and planning with the New York Academy of Sciences. In addition to contributing regularly to Changing Our World's e-publications, including Observations in Philanthropy and Inside Corporate Philanthropy, she has written on philanthropic issues related to economics, healthcare, and corporate responsibility in such publications as Foreign Affairs, The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Economic Reform Today, Technology in Society, the Journal of Healthcare Administration Education, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.