Maximizing the Value of Philanthropic Efforts through Planned Partnerships between the U.S. Government and Private Foundations. APPENDIX B.A: APPROACH TO LITERATURE AND DOCUMENT REVIEW



  • Journals
    • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly: premier academic journal in the field
    • Stanford Social Innovation Review: top practitioners journal
    • Chronicle of Philanthropy: comprehensive periodical
    • Harvard Business Review: general source; quality case studies
    • Sector- or program-specific journals as appropriate (e.g., American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases)
  • Academic centers
    • Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University
    • Center for Social Innovation, Stanford
    • Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard
    • The Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership, Georgetown
  • Organizations
    • Agencies
    • Foundations
    • Others:
      • Consortiums (e.g., Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations)
      • Intermediaries (e.g., United Nations, World Bank)
      • Think tanks (e.g., Hudson Institute, Brookings Institute, Urban Institute, Aspen Institute)

Program/Topic Areas (not exhaustive)

  • General: global philanthropy, public-private partnerships, government-nonprofit relationships (international/domestic)
  • Programmatic:
    • General: health, human services, environment, education, development, relief
    • Specific: to emerge as focus is narrowed
  • Processes: strategic planning, performance measurement, evaluation
  • Innovations: venture philanthropy, social entrepreneurship
  • Initiative/organization names: PEPFAR, Ashoka, Rockefeller, etc.

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