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  • Doing Good Betterby William MacAskill

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    An up-and-coming visionary in the world of philanthropy and cofounder of the effective altruism movement explains why most of our ideas about how to make a difference are wrong and presents a counterintuitive way to think about how each of us can do the most good possible.   Most of us wish we could make a difference in the world. We donate our time... more...

  • The Bill Cook Story IIby Bob Hammel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Working from the spare bedroom of his Bloomington, Indiana, apartment in 1963 with a $1,500 investment, Bill Cook began to construct the wire guides, needles, and catheters that would become the foundation of the global multi-billion-dollar Cook Group. This story has been eloquently told in Bob Hammel?s The Bill Cook Story: Ready, Fire, Aim. The sequel... more...

  • I Want to Make a Differenceby Tim Drake

    Cyan Books 2006; US$ 17.95

    The desire to ?make a difference? in our lives is stronger than ever ? this book provides inspiration and advice on how to achieve this. Disasters and poverty abroad, war and death, corruption and scandal ? people today are moved to contribute and make a difference to the world. A modern-day self-help book, that captures exactly what people are feeling... more...

  • Famine that Killsby Alex de Waal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of the region. In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of... more...

  • The State of Giving Research in Europeby Pamala Wiepking

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    An overview of current philanthropic research in Europe with much-anticipated insights into the study of philanthropy. more...

  • Managing the Non-Profit Organizationby Peter F. Drucker

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples and explanations of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, goals, and much more. Interviews... more...

  • Aid and Other Dirty Businessby Giles Bolton

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 14.38

    Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your charity money? Why do trade rules fail African countries and yet cost you too? We've heard it all before: the corrupt leaders, heartless global corporations, the wicked World Bank. But the answers are much closer to home... and so are the solutions When Giles Bolton... more...

  • Dog Heroes of September 11thby Nona Kilgore Bauer; Rudy Giuliani

    i5 Publishing 2011; US$ 29.95

    Dog Heroes of September 11th -- A Tribute to America?s Search and Rescue Dogs, now in its Tenth Anniversary second edition, is the first and only major publication to salute the canines that served our nation in the recovery missions following the terrorists? strikes on America. In his foreword to this edition, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani... more...

  • Moving Mountainsby Claire Bertschinger

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98

    One of the most enduring images of the Ethiopian famine that shocked the world in 1984 was that of the young International Red Cross nurse who, surrounded by thousands of starving people and with limited supplies, had the terrible task of choosing which children to feed, knowing that those she turned away might not last the night. That nurse was... more...

  • Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africaby Michael Sexton; Judy Steel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.45

    An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa Despite plans to enjoy her retirement after working as a nurse for over three decades, Judy Steel found herself in Uganda, at the age of 58, providing medical aid to some of Africa's most disadvantaged people. Since 2000, she has returned every year for several months at a time, establishing... more...