Curt Weeden is among the nation's most sought-after speakers on philanthropy and social responsibility issues and trends. The author and business executive mixes humor, personal experience and data-based facts to map out ways nonprofits can generate more revenue—and to help businesses get a stronger return on investment from their charitable donations.
Whether at large annual meetings or closed-door executive retreats, Curt's appearances consistently win the highest possible marks. His messages are more than motivational and inspirational; they leave behind practical, do-able strategies designed to generate more resources for nonprofits and maximize profit potential for businesses.
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In addition to articles and op-eds that regularly appear in publications such as USAToday, BusinessWeek, and numerous daily newspapers, Curt Weeden has written six books, all of which have won critical acclaim.
Weeden's latest book is The Sorcerer of WIZ, a captivating update of the beloved Wizard of Oz. This engaging adventure story for six- to twelve-year-olds couples a fascinating tale with character-building life lessons.
Dutch Island is Curt Weeden's second novel, with many of its characters first introduced to readers in the popular Book of Nathan. Curt's non-fiction books are among the most important and widely referenced publications in the nonprofit fund-raising and corporate social responsibility fields.
"A wild ride!" is how Publishers Weekly sums up the very popular comedic mystery Book of Nathan (co-authored with publishing executive Richard Marek). The novel is fiction wrapped around contemporary social issues and characters plucked out of the business world and nonprofit field.
Smart Giving Is Good Business is considered Weeden's most important book. It outlines a plan aimed at reversing a decades-long slide in corporate philanthropy. Often referred to as the "$8 billion book," Smart Giving maps out a plan to increase business cash donations by 50% over current contribution levels.
Corporate Social Investing (with introductions by the late Paul Newman and investment guru Peter Lynch) remains one of the most successful books on corporate social investing. "It will change the way you think," said Vernon Jordan, former head of the National Urban League.
Joan Ganz Coney, the co-founder of Sesame Street Workshop, calls How Women Can Beat Terrorism "a powerful argument on behalf of equality, opportunity and education for women."