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How to turn personal passion into an organization withimpact


For anyone setting out to change the world, launching anonprofit venture can be a powerful way to enact change. Whetherbringing donated eyeglasses to children who have never seenclearly, revamping inner city schools, or bringing solar cookers torefugee camps, the act of doing good can be life-changing. Yetstarting a nonprofit?and running it well?can also pose challenges.The Art of Doing Good is an essential companion for anyonelooking to start an organization that makes a real difference.


Drawing from their own leadership roles in the nonprofit world,as well as interviews with 18 celebrated social innovators, theauthors prepare would-be social entrepreneurs with guidance andreal-world advice for sustaining the spirit, ambition, andingenuity to keep their vision alive and thriving.


  • Features real-life stories of 18 notable social entrepreneursand the organizations they run, including Geoffrey Canada (HarlemChildren?s Zone), Darell Hammond (KaBOOM!), and Michael Brown (CityYear)
  • Reveals what particular issues nonprofit leaders can expect toface throughout the lifespan of their organization and sharesstrategies for meeting challenges
  • Written by world-renowned philanthropists Bronfman and Solomon,respectively cofounder and CEO of the Andrea and Charles BronfmanPhilanthropies and coauthors of The Art of Giving

With thoughtful and comprehensive insight on how the mosteffective social ventures do good well,The Art of Doing Goodis essential reading for both new and experienced nonprofitleaders.


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