For the past fifteen years, Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek have been go-to advisors to foundations. They have consulted on everything from basic governance and management to strategic planning, program development, and impact assessment. Distilling more than fifty years of hands-on philanthropic experience into a short, highly readable book, the authors guide founders and leaders of foundations through many of the issues and challenges they are likely to encounter. These include the technical aspects of starting and running an effective foundation as well as critical insights about what it takes to become a truly great foundation. Indispensable for board and staff members of new and established foundations alike?and for individuals who may be considering launching a new foundation of their own?the book is available through Amazon.com and other major outlets.