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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262033374 | 424 pp. | 6 x 9 in | February 2006
Paperback | $5.75 Short | £4.99 | ISBN: 9780262532969 | 424 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 2007
eBook | $14.95 Short | ISBN: 9780262251068 | 424 pp. | August 2007

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Effective Philanthropy

Organizational Success through Deep Diversity and Gender Equality

About the Authors

Mary Ellen S. Capek is a Principal in Capek & Associates, a philanthropic and nonprofit research and consulting group based in Corrales, New Mexico, and a Visiting Scholar at the Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico.

Molly Mead is Lincoln Filene Professor at the University College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.


“This book brings new research to bear on an important topic: philanthropic work related to women and girls, and how deep diversity is a critical next step to achieving a higher level of effectiveness. Moving beyond merely identifying the problem, it provides real examples of strategies and approaches that organizations have taken to address it.”
Louis Delgado, Graduate Program Director, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Sector Program, Loyola University Chicago
“This is the strongest and best-organized argument I have seen for placing gender front and center in all considerations of diversity, for including the female half of humanity in policy decisions, for removing gender from 'special interest' analysis, and for funding women and girls.”
Mark Dowie, author of American Foundations: An Investigative History
“This book will be significant in bringing the need for diversity and democractic grantmaking practices front and center. The scholarship is groundbreaking and thorough. Altogether, the book is creative, innovative, and in many ways unique.”
Teresa Odendahl, author of Charity Begins at Home: Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite