Giving great amounts of money is not tantamount to great giving. In Money Well Spent, Paul Brest and Hal Harvey reveal that the key to successful philanthropy is not the size of the gift, but rather, the efficacy of the strategy.
Philanthropic endeavors often fail not as a result of considered risk-taking, but because of vague goals, poor strategies, and the absence of feedback to make course corrections. From local, small-scale community efforts to global endeavors such as mitigating climate change, a well-thought out, empirically based strategy can greatly improve the return on philanthropic investments.
Brest and Harvey bring to bear years of experience in strategic philanthropy to offer invaluable advice about crafting and implementing an approach to achieve measurable results. Filled with examples both successful and failed efforts, Money Well Spent helps philanthropists design strategies that catalyze change to benefit the world.