The Philanthropy Southeast Member Bookstore makes it easy to purchase books by featured speakers at Philanthropy Southeast’s programs, including the Annual Meeting, as well as works on the practice of philanthropy by regional and national experts. The Bookstore also features works published by Philanthropy Southeast, including the Foundation Desk Reference. Please note: prices include shipping and handling. For bulk purchases, contact us at (404) 524-0911.
Philanthropy Southeast Members receive a discount on all Bookstore titles – become a member to save!
If you’d like to request a title for the Bookstore not seen here, email Stephen Sherman at You can also check out our Lending Library to borrow a wide selection of eBooks and audiobooks on philanthropy, leadership, equity and more!

The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy: Stories of Grant-Makers in the South
By former SECF President & CEO Martin Lehfeldt and
former Georgia Humanities Council president Jamil Zainaldin
Featured at our 50th Annual Meeting, The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy tells the story of how grantmaking foundations shaped, and were shaped, by the American South. The book begins its story with the thinking of our country’s Founders and the role they envisioned for philanthropy in the new republic, unspools its narrative thread through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and two world wars, and ends with a thorough examination of modern philanthropy in the region, including the emergence of the Southeastern Council of Foundations (today known as Philanthropy Southeast). Particular attention is given to the crippling effect that slavery, Jim Crow, and the Lost Cause has had upon the building of a civil society in the South, and how generous and compassionate philanthropists have worked to alleviate that burden.

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
By Heather McGhee.
$30 members / $35 non-members
A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America
By Andrew Feiler.
Signed by author.
$40 members / $45 non-members
2 Second Decisions: The Secret Formula for Leading Change by Making Quick and Powerful Choices
By Dr. Michelle Rozen.
Signed by author.
$24 members / $29 non-members
Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City
By Wes Moore, with Erica Green.
$24 members / $29 non-members
The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
By David Callahan.
$24 members / $29 non-members
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein.
Signed by author.
$29 members / $34 non-members
Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving
By Sharna Goldseker & Michael Moody.
$24 members / $29 non-members
Storytelling as Best Practice: How Stories Strengthen Your Organization, Engage Your Audience, and Advance Your Mission (8th ed.)
By Andy Goodman.
$24 members / $29 non-members
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America
By Darnell Moore.
Signed by author.
$15 members / $20 non-members
The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters
By Wes Moore.
$14 members / $19 non-members
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
By Liz Murray.
Signed by author.
$24 members / $29 non-members
Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age
By Susan Crites Price.
Signed by author.
$14 members / $19 non-members
Life is a Verb: 37 Days To Wake Up, Be Mindful, And Live Intentionally
By Patti Digh.
$17 members / $21 non-members
The Foundation Desk Reference (4th ed.)
By Benjamin T. White.
$25 members / $50 non-members
Thinking About Things
By Martin Lehfeldt.
$19 members / $29 non-members
Philanthropy as the South's Passing Gear: Fulfilling the Promise
By Southeastern Council of Foundations & MDC.
$14 members / $19 non-members

 Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
By Philippe Cousteau.
$19 members / $24 non-members
The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide
By Mark Gerzon.
$19 members / $24 non-members
Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships
By Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu, and Vu Le.
$25 members / $30 non-members

Connecting with Philanthropy Southeast:
The Philanthropy Southeast staff works remotely – the best way to reach us is by email or by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)

On Fridays, staff work on a flexible schedule. Members can reach our team via email or by calling (404) 524-0911 between 9:00am and 6:00pm (ET). We will respond to all urgent and time-sensitive matters promptly.

Mailing address:
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Atlanta, GA 30303

Mission: Philanthropy Southeast strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.