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Governance and Strategic Philanthropy in Grant-Making Foundations

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Nonprofit Boards

  • Giacomo Boesso
  • Fabrizio Cerbioni
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Giacomo Boesso, Fabrizio Cerbioni
    Pages 1-43
  3. Giacomo Boesso, Fabrizio Cerbioni
    Pages 93-118
  4. Giacomo Boesso, Fabrizio Cerbioni
    Pages 147-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-158

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the role of grant-making foundations in supporting local communities, and how effective governance can contribute to greater success of the social projects they finance. The book considers the extent to which granting foundations act as social investment banks or strategic philanthropists, and identifies possible areas of evolution and improvement in the granting process of foundations similar to other innovative firms. It seeks to explore the possibility of foundations becoming a reference point in the Third Sector for innovativeness and risk taking.

Giacomo Boesso is Professor of Business Administration at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Padova, Italy. His research interests include stakeholder theory, strategic corporate social responsibility, and non-profit governance.

Fabrizio Cerbioni is Professor of Accounting at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Padova, Italy. His research interests include accounting principles, corporate governance, and non-profit governance.

Keywords

Philanthropy Nonprofit boards Granting Foundations Third Sector corporate governance accountability good governance planning and control reporting budgeting social interventions strategic agents promoters of social change strategic philanthropy professionalism institutional philanthropy solidarity-oriented approach innovation philanthropic profiles idealistic patrons

Authors and affiliations

  • Giacomo Boesso
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Cerbioni
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaduaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.University of PaduaPadovaItaly

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