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Hudson's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal to Host a Book Discussion of Give Smart

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WASHINGTON—Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal will host a panel discussion of Thomas J. Tierney and Joel Fleishman’s new book, “Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results”(): on Monday, May 23.

Almost a decade ago, Thomas J. Tierney left Bain & Company to co-found The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit focused on helping donors and nonprofits to maximize their impact. Over the past decade, it has advised “both sides of the grant” philanthropists, leading foundations, and hundreds of nonprofits from Peter and Jennifer Buffett’s NoVo foundation to the Harlem Children’s Zoneon how to work together in achieving the changes they envision in the world. Now, in the new book __Give Smart__, Tierney distills ten years of Bridgespan’s experience, knowledge, and case studies with philanthropy expert Joel L. Fleishman’s research and insights to create a much-needed primer for philanthropists and the nonprofit organizations they support.

“One of the most exciting and important parts of my job as a philanthropist is learning,” said Melinda Gates. “Over the years, Bill and I have learned so much from the authors of this book, and we are thrilled to see that wisdom collected in __Give Smart__ so that everybody can benefit from it in the way we have.”

What: Bradley Center book discussion on ”Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results“: Lunch will be served.

When: May 23, 2011, 12:00 2:00 PM.


Jeff Cain, Executive Publisher of Philanthropy Daily and President of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation

Kristi Kimball, Program Officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Thomas Tierney, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Bridgespan Group and Co-author of Give Smart

William Schambra, Director of Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal (moderator)


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Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center

1015 15th Street, NW, Sixth Floor

Washington, DC 20005

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Kristen McIntyre at [email protected] or 202-974-2424.


Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis. Founded in 1961, Hudson is celebrating a half century of forging ideas that promote security, prosperity, and freedom.

CONTACT: Kristen McIntyre, 202-974-2424, [email protected] or James Bologna, 202-974-6456, [email protected].

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