A Foundation’s Theory of Philanthropy: What It Is, What It Provides, How to Do It

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This article argues that philanthropic endeavors should be undergirded by a theory of philanthropy. The theory-of-philanthropy approach is designed to help foundations align their strategies, governance, operating and accountability procedures, and grantmaking profile and policies with their resources and mission.




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Michael Quinn Patton, Nathaniel Foote, James Radner



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