The Case for Community Philanthropy: How the Practice Builds Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust—and Why It Matters

December 2, 2013

The Case for Community Philanthropy: How the Practice Builds Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust — and Why It Matters makes the compelling argument that community philanthropy bolsters the sustainability of civil society and improves development outcomes for communities around the world. With examples of successes and a framework for action, it is “an excellent primer on the vital importance of community philanthropy as a vehicle for international development and community betterment,” says Nick Deychakiwsky, Civil Society program officer for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The Case for Community Philanthropy builds on The Value of Community Philanthropy, an earlier report supporting the theory that community philanthropy plays a vital role in developing civil society and enhancing the effectiveness of development aid.

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