Global Fundraising: How the World Is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy

by Penelope Cagney and Bernard Ross


A practical guide to the challenges and successes of global fundraising, written by an international team of highly respected philanthropy professionals and edited by two of the leading nonprofit thinkers, Global Fundraising is the first book to genuinely offer a global overview of philanthropy with an internationalist perspective.

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  • Examine seven global megatrends in fundraising and philanthropy.
  • Explore the successful practices of charity giants all over the world.
  • Identify where wealth actually is located and learn what giving looks like by region.
  • Discover why innovation is the only competitive advantage among these exceptional global examples.


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About the Author

Penelope Cagney is the principal of The Cagney Company. She has more than 25 years’ experience on three continents as a consultant in fundraising planning and governance with organizations including the Musical Instrument Museum, CFRE International, the Joffrey Ballet and the Charities Aid Foundation. She has taught nonprofit management at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is the author of Nonprofit Consulting Essentials.

Bernard Ross is co-director of the Management Centre, the UK’s largest nonprofit management consultancy and training organization. He has worked in nonprofit management for nearly three decades and is a frequent speaker in Europe, the U.S. and globally. He has tested his methods with organizations such as Greenpeace, Oxfam, Save the Children, the Red Cross and others. His two previous books, Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations and The Influential Fundraiser (both Jossey-Bass) were coauthored with Clare Segal.

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