Is this a new golden age of philanthropy? An assessment of the changing landscape
Ferris, James M. (2016)


There has been much discussion about the intergenerational transfer of wealth and what it might portend for philanthropy and the non-profit sector in the United States. However, the future of philanthropy and the sector is going to be determined, not by the transfer of wealth itself,
but by the dollars that find their way into philanthropy, and how those dollars are leveraged. How will they shape philanthropy, the non-profit sector and the communities served? Given that philanthropy is significantly insulated from market forces and political pressures, it is up to philanthropy
to discover pathways to greater impact. This article examines the potential of three strategies to make it so: networks and collaboration; working with government; and leveraging all of philanthropy’s assets.


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