By Patricia L Rosenfield
The age of overseas philanthropy is upon us. this day, a lot of America's such a lot sought after foundations aid associations or courses overseas, yet few were lively at the worldwide level for so long as Carnegie company of latest York. A international of Giving offers an intensive, goal exam of the foreign actions of Carnegie company, one in every of America's oldest and Most worthy philanthropic associations, which was once created via metal baron Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to aid the advancement and diffusion of information and understanding.” The e-book explains intimately the grantmaking method aimed toward selling realizing throughout cultures and examine in lots of countries around the world.
A international of Giving highlights the very important significance of Carnegie Corporation's challenge in guiding its paintings, and the function of beginning presidents as idea and motion leaders. The presidents, trustees, and in a while, employees participants, are the human aspect that drives philanthropy and they're the lens during which to view the interior workings of philanthropic associations, with all in their accompanying strengths and obstacles, in particular while embarking on foreign actions. It additionally doesn't shrink back from controversy, together with early missteps in Canada, race and poverty concerns within the Thirties and Nineteen Eighties on the topic of South Africa, advertising of region experiences laid low with the McCarthy period, the critique of technical tips in constructing nations, the century-long failure to accomplish overseas realizing at the a part of americans, and up to date reviews through Australian historians of the Corporation's nation-transforming paintings there.
This is a finished overview of 1 foundation's paintings at the overseas degree in addition to a version for a way philanthropy could be practiced in a deeply interconnected global the place conflicts abound, yet growth should be spurred by way of considerate, forward-looking associations following humanistic principles.
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A World of Giving: Carnegie Corporation of New York—A Century of International Philanthropy by Patricia L Rosenfield