Mapping the New World of American Philanthropy: Causes and Consequences of the Transfer of Wealth

by Susan U. Raymond, Ph.D. and Mary Beth Martin, Esq.


Mapping the New World of American Philanthropy is your seminal guide to prepare for the coming intergenerational transfer of wealth that will affect your nonprofit and?philanthropy in general.

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In the next several decades, the baby boomer generation will transfer approximately $41 trillion, a good portion of which will go to the nonprofit sector. The essays in this newly released collection explore every facet of this transfer of wealth: the expected trends, the potential impact on the nonprofit system and the impact on governmental policy, as well as the expanding role of family foundations, women and donor-advised funds.


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About the Author

Susan U. Raymond, Ph.D., is senior managing director of Research, Evaluation and Strategic Planning for Changing Our World, Inc. and its philanthropy division, Archimede Philanthropy Partners. She has extensive experience in research, analysis and planning, most recently with the New York Academy of Sciences. Prior to this, Raymond was a project officer at the World Bank and a senior consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development and to various private organizations, including the Carnegie Corporation, specializing in healthcare and international economic research.

Mary Beth Martin, Esq., is a senior managing director at Changing our World, Inc. and its philanthropy division, Archimede Philanthropy Partners, overseeing the firm’s Boston office. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the fundraising field, she has done extensive work in higher education, focusing primarily on planned giving, major gifts and capital campaigns.

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