In the first book on philanthropy written from a donor's perspective, businesswoman and philanthropist Lisa Greer lifts the lid on our charitable sector, with an authentic account that describes exactly how outdated the sector has become and why it's at risk of collapse.
'The perfect combination of heart and truth... Lisa reminds us of a powerful lesson: to never forget the importance of authenticity, transparency, and trust.'
Karine Jean-Pierre, Author of Moving Forward, Commentator for NBC and MSNBC, Senior Advisor and National Spokesperson for MoveOn.org
'A rare insight into how it feels to be a donor-essential reading for anyone who seeks to serve this growing sector of philanthropy.'
Seth Godin, Author of This is Marketing
'With panache, wisdom, boldness, and humility, Lisa Greer has written THE book on philanthropy. A guide such as this has never been more needed!'
David N. Myers, Kahn Professor of Jewish History, UCLA
'The combination of the post-pandemic landscape and the largest wealth transfer in history presents an existential threat to the 1.5 million+ nonprofits in the U.S. This book provides practical, urgent guidance on how to cultivate meaningful, lasting relationships to not only survive these twin threats but thrive.'
Bart Houlahan, Co-founder of B Lab
'A must-read for those who are passionate about achieving real and effective change.'
Neil Blair, The Blair Partnership, agent to J.K. Rowling
'Lisa paints an enlightening and refreshingly frank portrait of the misaligned incentives in the world of giving-and how we can fix it. It is destined to become a roadmap for a new generation of practical idealists.'
Kate Mulling, Co-founder of Thrive Market and Zach Frechette, Co-founder of Good magazine
'At a time when profound changes will challenge the nonprofit world, Lisa's book offers donors and recipients a rich menu of constructive and practical suggestions to enrich and strengthen the relationships between the nonprofit and the donor.'
Mel Levine, former US Congressman, President of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners