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The Resource The almanac of American philanthropy, Karl Zinsmeister

The almanac of American philanthropy, Karl Zinsmeister

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The almanac of American philanthropy
Title
The almanac of American philanthropy
Statement of responsibility
Karl Zinsmeister
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Donation rates in the U.S. are two to 20 times higher than in comparable nations. Zinsmeister chronicles the greatest achievements of American private giving, profiles the most influential donors, collects the essential statistics on philanthropy, and summarizes the best ideas on charitable assistance that have been written or spoken"--Back cover
  • "Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking--every year now, more than $350 billion is voluntarily given by individuals, foundations, and businesses to a riot of good causes. Donation rates are two to ten times higher in the U.S. than in comparable nations, and privately funded efforts to solve social problems, enrich culture, and strengthen society are among the most significant undertakings in the United States. Until now, though, there has been no definitive book on America's distinctive philanthropy. This authoritative, highly readable new reference fills that hole. In a single volume, it chronicles the greatest achievements of American private giving, profiles the most influential donors, collects the essential statistics, and summarizes the best ideas on charitable assistance that have been written or spoken. Readers attracted to fascinating history, quirky biographies, and true Americana will enjoy the lively narrative of this meaty new book"-- Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ZRS
Dewey number
361.74 Z78 2016
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV27
LC item number
.Z45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The almanac of American philanthropy, Karl Zinsmeister
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Publication
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Note
  • "A lively compendium of great donors, major achievements, essential books & quotations, vital statistics & polls, history and timeline and more!"--Cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who gives most to charity?
  • Why is charitable activity tax-protected? -- About the Philanthropy Roundtable -- About the author
  • Timeline of American philanthropy (1636-2015)
  • How philanthropy fuels American success / by Karl Zinsmeister
  • Great men and women of American philanthropy (1732-2015)
  • Prominent U.S. living donors
  • Philanthropy hall of fame: 56 great donors who changed our nation and world
  • Major achievements of American philanthropy (1636-2015). Medicine & health. Education. Arts & culture. Nature, animals & parks. Prosperity. Religion. Public-policy reform. Overseas. Local projects
  • Essential books and articles on philanthropy
  • Results of an original 2015 national poll
  • Statistics on U.S. generosity
Control code
ocn934653578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1317 pages
Isbn
9780986147456
Lccn
2015956045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o934653578
  • (OCoLC)934653578
Label
The almanac of American philanthropy, Karl Zinsmeister
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A lively compendium of great donors, major achievements, essential books & quotations, vital statistics & polls, history and timeline and more!"--Cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who gives most to charity?
  • Why is charitable activity tax-protected? -- About the Philanthropy Roundtable -- About the author
  • Timeline of American philanthropy (1636-2015)
  • How philanthropy fuels American success / by Karl Zinsmeister
  • Great men and women of American philanthropy (1732-2015)
  • Prominent U.S. living donors
  • Philanthropy hall of fame: 56 great donors who changed our nation and world
  • Major achievements of American philanthropy (1636-2015). Medicine & health. Education. Arts & culture. Nature, animals & parks. Prosperity. Religion. Public-policy reform. Overseas. Local projects
  • Essential books and articles on philanthropy
  • Results of an original 2015 national poll
  • Statistics on U.S. generosity
Control code
ocn934653578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1317 pages
Isbn
9780986147456
Lccn
2015956045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o934653578
  • (OCoLC)934653578

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