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Foundations and Evaluation: Contexts and Practices for by Marc T. Braverman, Norman A. Constantine, Jana Kay Slater

By Marc T. Braverman, Norman A. Constantine, Jana Kay Slater

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Hall’s current research interests include the development of the modern welfare state and social welfare policy, the role of educational institutions in creating leadership and civic engagement, and the emergence of transnational institutions, communities, and identities. Rodney K. Hopson is associate professor in the School of Education, Department of Foundations and Leadership, and faculty member in the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research (CIQR) at Duquesne University. qxd 7/8/04 2:17 PM Page xxix The Contributors xxix major professional organizations come to terms with research on, issues about, and interests that impact people (and scholars) of color and traditionally underserved communities.

Verdict: success; money well spent. Yet even in such straight-line projects, life is not actually that simple. Why was the new center proposed? To be an adornment? To stimulate local performing arts organizations to higher levels of achievement and financial stability? Or both? How is its debt going to be serviced? Can local organizations actually carry that load? Will taxpayers be hit with a bill they did not expect? Or will the new structure have to be filled with touring Gong Shows or their equivalent to draw more paying customers?

From Fordham University. qxd 7/8/04 xxx 2:17 PM Page xxx The Contributors Mark R. Kramer is managing director of the Foundation Strategy Group and cofounder, with Michael E. Porter, of the Center for Effective Philanthropy. Kramer has over twenty years’ experience in the foundation world as a trustee of three family foundations, a cofounder and former chair of the Jewish Funders Network—a national organization of seven hundred foundations—and a writer and researcher in the field. He is coauthor of the Harvard Business Review article titled “Philanthropy’s New Agenda: Creating Value” (November/December, 1999); he is a regular columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a contributor to American Benefactor Magazine and Foundation News & Commentary.

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