Overview: Traditional philanthropy works, but not at the level it could. The authors walk
us through the traditional model of giving money, reviewing proposals, and getting status reports that we may or may not ever read. They also describe a more engaged donor—the catalytic donor—who engages actively with the entire ecosystem of philanthropy to make system-wide changes that really matter. The authors outline six critical practices of these catalytic donors who change the world: 1. Advocate for change; 2. Blend profit with purpose; 3. Forge nonprofit peer networks; 4. Empower the people; 5. Lead adaptively; 6. Learn in order to change.
Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World (Jossey-Bass, 2011) by Leslie Crutchfield, et al., reviewed by Steve Gladis