Waldemar A. Nielsen
He is best known for writing the 1972 book The Big Foundations which looked into the finances and operations of American philanthropic foundations with assets above $100 million.
In 1985, he wrote The Golden Donors, which, like The Big Foundations, concluded that philanthropic organizations were too cautious and few were delivering on their promise.
- Paid Notice: Deaths NIELSEN, WALDEMAR A., New York Times
- Wolfgang Saxon (4 November 2005). "Waldemar Nielsen, Expert on Philanthropy, Dies at 88". New York Times.
- Lectures & Events: Nielsen Forums in Philanthropy, Georgetown University