The following publications and websites provide references for readers. Most of them are cited in the book but some are additional references suggested by the various authors as supplementary reading to think about various parts of the social ecosystem. Hotlinks are provided for easy access where possible.
The Social Ecosystem: Transitions within the Ecosystem of Change
- C. K. Prahalad, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Publishing, 2005).
- Frances Kunreuther and Patrick Corvington, Next Shift: Beyond the nonprofit leadership crisis (Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2007). ++
- Jim Collins Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap and others don’t (New York: HarperCollins, 2001) ++
- Joe Saxton, Michele Madden, Chris Greenwood, and Brian Garvey, The 21st Century Volunteer (London: nfpSynergy, September 2007). XX
- Katherine Fulton and Andrew Blau, Looking out for the Future: An orientation for twenty-first century philanthropists (Cambridge, MA: Monitor Company Group, 2005). XX
- Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Associates, Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the nonprofit sector, Volume Two ++
- Luc Tayart de Borms, Foundations: Creating impact in a globalised world (London: John Wiley & Sons, 2005).
- Matthew Bishop and Michael Green, Philanthrocapitalism (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008).
- Stuart L. Hart, Capitalism at the Crossroads: The unlimited business opportunities in solving the world’s most difficult problems (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Publishing, 2005). ++
- Valeria Budinich et. al., Hybrid Value Chains: Social innovations and development of the small farmer irrigation market in Mexico (Arlington, VA: Ashoka, 2009). ++
Unmet Social Needs: Scanning the world’s social issues
- Abraham H. Maslow, “A Theory of Human Motivation,” (Psychological Review, 50, 1943).
- Dan Vale, Beth Watts, and Jane Franklin, Receding Tide: Understanding unmet needs in a harsher economic climate (London: Young Foundation, January 2009). ++
- “Global Trends 2015: A dialogue about the future with nongovernmental experts,” (National Intelligence Council, December 2000).++
- Investing in Mental Health (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2003)
- Kevin A. Baumert, Tim Herzog, and Jonathan Pershing, “Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse gas data and international climate policy,” (World Resources Institute, December 2005, Natalia Costa).
- Mestrum Francine, “Global Poverty Reduction-A New Social Paradigm?,” (Development, 49(2), 2006).
- The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009: Economic crises-impacts and lessons learned (Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2009).
- UNHCR’s 2008 Global Trends: Refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees, internally displaced and stateless persons (Geneva: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, June 2009).
- World Disasters Report 2004 (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2004). ++
- Deborah Small, George Loewenstein, and Paul Slovic, “To Increase Charitable Donations, Appeal to the Heart – Not the Head,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (March 2007). ++
- Kerry O’Halloran, Charity Law and Social Inclusion (New York: Routledge, 2007).
- Oxfam: Report of an inquiry submitted to the, Charity Commissioners (London: Charity Commissions, April 1991).
Charities: No Charity for Charities
- Jim Collins, Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A monograph to accompany good to great (New York: HarperCollins, 2005).
- Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod, Forces for Good: The six practices of high-impact nonprofits (San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
- Willie Cheng, Doing Good Well: What does (and does not) make sense in the nonprofit world (Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
- Jerr Boschee, The Social Enterprise Sourcebook, (Minneapolis: Northland Institute, 2001). ++
- Kim Alter, Social Enterprise Typology (Virtue Ventures, 2007). ++
- Mike Shoemaker, “Is Social Enterprise Over-Hyped?” (Social Earth, September 12, 2009). XX
- The Limits of Social Enterprise: A field study and case analysis (New York: Seedco Policy Center, 2007). ++
- David Bornstein, How to Change the World: Social entrepreneurs and the power of new ideas (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004)
- J. Michael Finger, “Poor People’s Knowledge: Helping poor people to earn from their knowledge,” (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3205, February 2004).
- John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan, The Power of Unreasonable People, (Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2008)
- Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations (McKinsey & Company for Venture Philanthropy Partners, August 2001).
- Paul Connelly and Peter York Building the Capacity of Capacity builders: A study of management support and field-building organizations in the nonprofit sector (The Conservation Company, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, June 2003).
- “Chinese Philanthropy in Asia: Between Continuity and Change,” Special Issue of Journal of Asian Business, ed. Thomas Menkhoff and Hoon Chang Yau (2010)
- Francie Ostrower, Why the Wealthy Give: The culture of elite philanthropy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997)
- Katherine Fulton and Andrew Blau, Looking out for the Future: An orientation for twenty-first century philanthropists (Cambridge, MA: Monitor Company Group, 2005).
- Lucy Bernholz, “Foundations for the Future: Emerging trends in foundation philanthropy,” The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Research 1, January 2000. ++
- The Index of Global Philanthropy 2008 (Washington, DC: The Hudson Institute, 2008)
- Matthew Bishop and Michael Green, Philanthrocapitalism (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008) ++
- Christine W. Letts, William Ryan, and Allen Grossman, “Virtuous Capital: What foundations can learn from venture capitalists,” (Harvard Business Review, March 1997).
- Joel Fleishman, The Foundation: The great American secret (Cambridge, MA: PublicAffairs, 2007).
- Rob John, Venture Philanthropy: the Evolution of High-Engagement Philanthropy in Europe, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Working Paper (Oxford: said Business School, 2006). ++
- Rob John, Beyond the Cheque; How venture philanthropists add value, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Working Paper (Oxford: Saïd Business School, 2007). ++
- Rob John, Rhodri Davies and Louisa Mitchell, Give and let give: Building a culture of philanthropy in the financial services industry, (December 2007, Policy Exchange, London). ++
- Robert Kaplan, New Profit Inc.: Governing the Nonprofit Enterprise (Harvard Business School Case Study, July 2001). ++
- CAF Briefing Paper: International Comparisons of Charitable Giving (West Malling, UK: Charities Aid Foundation, November 2006). ++
- Donor Bill of Rights (Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, The Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits, 1993). ++
- Donor Loyalty: The holy grail of fundraising (Arlington, VA: OK Craver, Matthews, Smith, and Company, and The Prime Group, 2006). ++
- Mark Hager, Thomas Pollak, Kennard Wing, and Patrick Rooney, Getting What We Pay For: Low overhead limits nonprofit effectiveness, Nonprofit Overhead Cost Project, Brief 3, 2004. ++
- Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Associates, Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the nonprofit sector, Volume Two (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2004). ++
- Joe Saxton, Michele Madden, Chris Greenwood, and Brian Garvey, The 21st Century Volunteer (London: nfpSynergy, September 2007). ++
- Serving Country and Community: A longitudinal study of service in AmeriCorps (early findings) (New York: Corporation for National & Community Service, updated April 2007).
- The State of Giving (Singapore: National Volunteer & Philanthropy Center, 2005). XX
- Jessica Freireich and Katherine Fulton, Investing for Social and Environmental Impact (The Monitor Institute, 2009). ++
- John P. Kotter and James L. Heskett, Corporate Culture and Performance (New York: The Free Press, 1992).
- Simon Webley and Elise More, Does Business Ethics Pay? Ethics and financial performance (London: The Institute of Business Ethics, 2003). ++
- Wayne Visser, “CSR 2.0: The evolution and revolution of corporate social responsibility,” in Responsible Business: How to manage a CSR strategy successfully, ed. Manfred Pohl and Nick Tolhurst (London: Wiley, 2010). ++
Media: Amplifying the Social Beat
- “10 Ways to Change the World through Social Media,” Mashable the Social Media Guide (June 2009).
- Lewis Solomon, Tech Billionaires: Reshaping philanthropy in a quest for a better world (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2008).
- Adil Najam, “The Four-C’s of Third Sector–Government Relations: Co-operation, confrontation, complementarity and co-optation,” Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 10(4), Summer 2000. ++
- Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration (Commonwealth of Australia, March 2010) ++
- Dennis R. Young, “Alternative Models of Government–Nonprofit Sector Relations: Theoretical and international perspectives,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 29(149), 2000.
- Elizabeth T. Boris and C. Eugene Steuerle (ed), Nonprofits & Government: Collaboration & Conflict (2nd edition) (Washington, DC: The Urban Institute, 2006).
- Managing in a Downturn: A comprehensive survey of the impact of the economic downturn on not-for-profit organizations (Kensington, New South Wales: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fundraising Institute Australia and Centre for Social Impact, July 2009). ++
- Peter Saunders and Martin Stewart-Weeks, Supping with the Devil: Government contracts and the nonprofit sector (St Leonards, New South Wales: The Centre for Independent Studies, 2009).
Regulator: Love, Law, and the Regulator
- Kerry O’Halloran, Myles McGregor-Lowndes, and Karla W. Simon, Charity Law and Social Policy: National and international perspectives and functions of law relating to charities (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008)
- Private Action, Public Benefit: Review of charities and the wider not-for-profit sector (London: Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, September 2002) ++
- Risk and Proportionality: Framework for the Commission’s compliance work (Liverpool, UK: Charity Commission, July 2008) ++
- Willie Cheng, Doing Good Well: What does (and does not) make sense in the nonprofit world (Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
- Maximilian Martin, Leadership in a Globalizing World: Addressing the challenges (Social Science Research Network, April 2002).
- Next Shift: Beyond the nonprofit leadership crisis (New York: Building Movement Project, 2007).++
- Pablo Eisenberg, Challenges for Nonprofits and Philanthropy: The courage to change (Medford, MA: Tufts University Press, 2005).
- Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out (San Francisco: CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 2008). ++
- Thomas J. Tierney, The Nonprofit Sector’s Leadership Deficit (White Paper by The Bridgespan Group, March 2006). ++
- What’s Next: Baby Boom-age leaders in social change nonprofits (New York: Building Movement Project, 2007). ++
- “Ensuring that Health Care Reaches ‘The Last Mile’,” College of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, December 2009. ++
- Promoting Nonprofit IT Enablement in Singapore (Lien Centre for Social Innovation, November 24, 2009). ++
- Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi, A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030, (Scientific American, November 2009). ++
- Y.Kim and A. M. Cook, “Manipulation and Mobility Aids,” in Electronic Devices for Rehabilitation, ed. John G. Webster (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1989).
- “PRI Financing: Trends and Statistics 2000–2001,” The PRI Directory, 2003 Edition, The Foundation Center, 2003.
- “Social Impact Bonds: Rethinking finance for social outcomes,” Social Finance, August 2009. ++
- George M. Overholser, “Nonprofit Growth Capital: Part one,” Nonprofit Finance Fund.
- Jed Emerson, “Beyond Good versus Evil: Hedge funds, sustainable investing and capital markets,” Blended Value, December 2009.
- Jed Emerson, Timothy Little, and Jonas Kron, The Prudent Trustee: The evolution of the long term investor (Oakland: The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, 2005). ++
- Laura Howard, Equity-like Capital for Social Ventures (London: Bridges Community Ventures, 2004). ++
- Catherine Agg, Trends in Government Support for Non-Governmental Organizations: Is the “Golden Age” of NGOS behind us? (Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 2006). ++
- Kumi Naidoo, Global Civil Society: The role of UK civil society in a rapidly globalising world (London: Carnegie UK Trust, 2010). ++
- Mary Kaldor, “Civil Society and Accountability,” Journal of Human Development, 4(1), 2003. ++
- Michael Edwards, Civil Society (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004).
- V.Finn Heinrich and Lorenzo Fioramonti (ed), Civicus Global Survey of the State of Civil Society Volume 2 (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2008). ++
- Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Associates, Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the nonprofit sector, Volume Two (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2004).
- Geoff Mulgan with Simon Tucker, Rushanara Ali, and Ben Sanders, Social Innovation: What it is, why it matters and how it can be accelerated (Oxford: Saïd Business School, 2007). ++
- Robin Murray, Julie Caulier-Grice, and Geoff Mulgan, How to Innovate: The tools for social innovation (London: NESTA, 2008). ++
- Robin Murray, Julie Caulier-Grice, and Geoff Mulgan, The Open Book of Social Innovation (London: Young Foundation and NESTA, March 2010). ++
- Growing Opportunity: Entrepreneurial solutions to insoluble problems (SustainAbility, 2007). ++
- John Elkington, Alejandro Litovsky and Charmian Love, The Phoenix Economy: 50 pioneers in the business of social innovation (London: Volans Ventures, 2009). ++
- The Biosphere Economy: Natural limits can spur creativity, innovation and growth (London: Volans, Tellus Mater Foundation and Business for Environment Global Summit, 2010). ++
Magazines, Journals and Newspapers
- Beyond Profit
A social enterprise magazine published by Intellicap.
- Fast Company
A monthly magazine on innovation, technology, and social responsibility amongst others and published by Mansueto Ventures.
- Harvard Business Review, published by Harvard Business School Publishing.
- Journal of Contemporary Asia
A quarterly journal published by Routledge that publishes the work of Asia-based researchers, especially on critical political economy.
- Journal of Human Development
A quarterly journal published by the Taylor & Francis Group.
- Journal of Not-for-Profit Law
A quarterly publication of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law.
- Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
A quarterly journal published by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
- Nonprofit Management & Leadership
A quarterly journal published by Wiley Periodicals featuring insights by top executives and scholars on common nonprofit issues.
- Nonprofit Quarterly published quarterly by the Nonprofit Information Networking Association.
- Stanford Social Innovation Review
A social innovation magazine published quarterly by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
A biweekly newspaper published by The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc that focuses on charity-related news.
- The Economist
A weekly news publication on current and international affairs with a focus on business.
- The Wall Street Journal An international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company.
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