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Publisher's Summary

In the first book on philanthropy written from a donor’s perspective, businesswoman and philanthropist Lisa Greer lifts the lid on our charitable sector, with an authentic account that describes exactly how outdated the sector has become and why it’s at risk of collapse. 

Weaving in her story of instant wealth and philanthropy, Lisa showcases the latest research, as well as dozens of interviews with donors, nonprofit professionals and leading academics in the field. She also provides much-needed ethical solutions that apply to any business, including:

  • Upfront ways to ask for money 
  • Effective communications strategies 
  • Ways to be transparent from the outset 
  • How to curate meaningful events 

Philanthropy Revolution is the audiobook all fundraisers, nonprofits and donors should be using to create trusting, authentic partnerships that can be sustained long-term. Philanthropy is changing dramatically, and it needs nothing short of an intervention to succeed. In this audiobook, Lisa Greer shows us how to 'save giving' by providing a clear path to success. With her help, the nonprofit world will see its donors energized, its charities better supported and its impact increased, all while building a more honest philanthropic culture.

©2020 Lisa Greer and Larissa Kostoff (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"The perfect combination of heart and truth...Lisa reminds us of a powerful lesson: to never forget the importance of authenticity, transparency, and trust." (Karine Jean-Pierre, author of Moving Forward, commentator for NBC and MSNBC, senior advisor and national spokesperson for MoveOn.org)

"A rare insight into how it feels to be a donor-essential reading for anyone who seeks to serve this growing sector of philanthropy." (Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing)

"With panache, wisdom, boldness, and humility, Lisa Greer has written the book on philanthropy. A guide such as this has never been more needed!" (David N. Myers, Kahn professor of Jewish history, UCLA)

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A must read for all nonprofit leaders and fundraisers!!

Loved this book, especially all the modeling of key phrases and best practice.
Bravo! Lindsay

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Philanthropy Revolution is a must read for any Major Gift Officer.

As a Major Gifts fundraiser, I am always looking to get new perspectives and view points in order to make better connections. Most of the training, podcasts and books that I’ve attended, listened to or read have been from a fundraisers point of view. While beneficial, they don’t capture the side of the donor. Lisa’s stories and suggestions/solutions have both affirmed some of my strategies, and caused me to rethink just as many of not more. Her stories and experiences will help fundraisers see the picture from the donors standpoint, and believe lead to more meaningful and impactful connections. I know they have for me.