Praise for BILLIONS OF DROPS in MILLIONS OF BUCKETS
"Billions of Drops in Millions of Buckets provides abracing and original look at philan-thropy that offers amuch-needed corrective to conventional wisdom. Steve Goldbergcombines a resolve to understand why so much philanthropyaccomplishes so little enduring social change with a timely andserious proposal to reinvigorate nonprofit capital markets throughthe simplest of insights: getting more of the money to where it cando the most good. This book will change how forward-lookingphilanthropists, foundations, and policymakers think about therelationship between charitable giving and the transformativecapacity of social entrepreneurs."
—Jerr Boschee, founder and Executive Director, TheInstitute for Social Entrepreneurs; Visiting Professor of thePractice in Social Enterprise, Carnegie Mellon University
"Goldberg's arguments are logical next steps in the rapidlyevolving discussion of social capital markets. He offers ambitiousproposals informed by the reality of current practices and focusedon an achievable set of goals. He fully recognizes the potentialfor restructuring that is inherent in this time of financialhardship. Real change relies on big ideas, and Steve Goldbergoffers us several."
—Lucy Bernholz, author of Creating PhilanthropicCapital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution
"When I first heard about 'evidence-based medicine,' I thought:'you mean it isn't?' Read this book and that's how you'll feelabout 'performance-based philanthropy.' Goldberg takes some of thebest current management thinking and applies it to socialenterprise, illuminating both the encouraging successes of socialentrepreneurs and the barriers they face. Even better, he presentscompelling ideas for making the social sector vastly moreeffective."
—Christopher Meyer, Chief Executive, MonitorNetworks
"Goldberg calls for more 'performance-driven philanthropy,'where nonprofits are rewarded based on their results, in place ofthe current dysfunction. It is an important call and a valuablecontribution to discussions about how to improve nonprofits in theU.S. and internationally."
—Martin Brookes, Chief Executive, New PhilanthropyCapital
"Billions of Drops... is a must-read romp throughemerging fields of social entrepre-neurship and nonprofit capitalmarkets."
—George Overholser, founder and Managing Director, NFFCapital Partners
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