Blog post series by William Burckart highlights “New Frontiers of Philanthropy”

By on November 24, 2014

New Frontiers of Philanthropy (Oxford University Press, 2014), an omnibus text examining the innovations taking place in the philanthropic field edited by Center Director Lester Salamon, is discussed in a new series of blog posts by New Frontiers contributing author William Burckart on the Next Billion financial innovation blog.
Importantly, this series not only highlights the content of the book; it endeavors to put the book into context with up-to-the-minute trends, ongoing discussions, and emerging challenges in the sector – highlighting the ways this book can become a valuable tool in addressing those challenges, and bringing greater clarity to the field in myriad ways.
Please be sure to check out all three of these posts and join the conversation in the comments or on Twitter!

    Post 1 | Rational Exuberance
    The momentum in impact investing is real – but so is the need for clarity about the changes (and challenges) underway
    Post 2 | Blurring the Boundaries
    How impact investing is shifting paradigms in the public, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors
    Post 3 | Curbing the “Impact Impostors”
    The growing movement toward transparency in impact investing

About William Burckart:
William Burckart is an independent impact investment advisor that helps clients integrate their philanthropic and investment goals through the sourcing, structuring and execution of impact investment strategies across a range of sectors. He serves on the Working Capital Group of the national Micro Capital Task Force (MCTF) and the Global Advisory Council of Cornerstone Capital Group, and he co-founded Impact Economy. Bill is the author of Serving Client Demand for Impact Investing: A Hands-on Guide for Financial Advisors and Senior Management (2014), managed the production of and is a contributing author to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy (2014), and was involved in the writing of the Status of the Social impact investing Market: A Primer (2013) that was distributed to policymakers at the inaugural G8-level forum on impact investing. He can be reached by email at, or on Twitter (@billburckart).


Chelsea Newhouse is the Communications Manager for the Center for Civil Society Studies and manages the Center's Nonprofit Economic Data and Philanthropication thru Privatization Projects and the Nonprofit Works Interactive Database. Prior to joining the Center in 2008, she worked for the Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Baltimore Sun, and as a community organizer for Clean Water Action and the Democratic National Committee. She holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. Chelsea can be reached at