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How Foundations Work

What Grantseekers Need to Know About the Many Faces of Foundations



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How Foundations Work by Dennis P. McIlnay
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In this groundbreaking book, Dennis McIlnay offers a unique and remarkable look inside foundations--exploring the complex workings of the mysterious and often misunderstood organizations that so often determine the success or failure of a nonprofit's fund raising ventures. Drawing on his extensive research and on insights from foundations, McIlnay gives the grantseeker an edge in the highly competitive world of foundation grants by both debunking many of the myths and misconseptions surrounding foundations and including more productive strategies for dealing with them. Structured around six perceptions of foundations--judges, editors, citizens, activists, entrepreneurs, and partners--this book provides a thorough understanding of what makes foundations tick and how this affects their interations with nonprofits.

Author Biography

DENNIS P. MCILNAY is professor of management at Saint Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania. His publications include Foundation and Higher Education: Dollars, Donors, and Scholars(1991) and articles on foundations in Nonprofit and Voluntary Section Quarterly, Foundation News and Commentary, Philanthropy Matters, and Currents. He is also a member of the editorial board of Foundation News and Commentary.
Release date NZ
March 25th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
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