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Thriving in Turbulent Times

By John Braunstein and Anthony Knerr

The recent turmoil in national and foreign financial markets is unparalleled in modern times. The dangers to the stability of the interconnected global markets are real and serious. The credit crisis has fundamentally altered Wall Street in ways that are…

Strategically Increasing Philanthropic Support

By Peter McE. Buchanan

Although charitable giving may fall off by five to ten percent during the coming recession, the news is not all bad. The wealthiest donors are still well-positioned to make principal gifts. Thinking strategically and having a strong strategic plan is…

Selected Recent Client Assignments 4

Asphalt Green: Preparation of a strategic plan and counsel on its implementation Cambridge University: Strategic counsel on Cambridge’s 800th Anniversary £1 Billion Campaign Case Western Reserve University: Counsel on the development of a University strategic plan and strategic plans for its eight schools…


Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

By Clay Shirky
Reviewed By Cynthia M. Gibson

Clay Shirky clearly is a man who does not subscribe to the adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. In Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, Shirky, a leading observer of technology and…

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

By Leslie Crutchfield & Heather McLeod Grant
Reviewed By Lana Atanazevich

Forces for Good provides a thoughtful yet highly accessible analysis of the practices that a dozen effective and influential nonprofit organizations apply to solve some of the world’s gravest social problems, from hunger to climate change to housing and education. Leslie…

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

By Daniel C. Esty & Andrew S. Winston
Reviewed By Amina E. Swanepoel

In Green to Gold authors Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston delve into some of the major environmental challenges that society, and in particular business corporations, face today. The book is a structured guide detailing why and how business confronts environmentally-driven issues (which…