Understanding Philanthropy

Its Meaning and Mission

Robert L. Payton and Michael P. Moody

2008, 198 pages. Published by Indiana University Press, 601 North Morton Street, Bloomington, IN, 47404, (800) 842-6796, www.iupress.indiana.edu

This book presents a new way of thinking about the meaning and mission of philanthropy. Weaving together theoretical explanations with examples of philanthropic action, it advances scholarly debate about philanthropy and offers practitioners a way of explaining the rationale for their nonprofit efforts.