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  • Are You Ready?by Maggie Mooney

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    As earthquakes have struck around the world with alarming frequency, millions have realized they are unprepared for similar catastrophes close to home. Online disaster plans and older booksheavy with seismic science and a survivalist focusleave the average reader overwhelmed with details and anxiety. How much water will I need? What if I?m driving?... more...

  • Be the Changeby Lisa Endlich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 20.99

    Meet the men and women whose deeply personal philanthropy is dramatically changing the way we think about giving There are 8.6 million millionaires in the United States, and these numbers are set to rise in what will be the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in history. As $41 trillion dollars (or over three times the national GDP) moves... 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...

  • The Billionaire Who Wasn'tby Conor O'Clery

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 15.95

    Chuck Feeney was born in New Jersey to an Irish-American family struggling to make their way in the fiercest years of the Depression. In 1997 he called Judith Miller of the "New York Times" to correct a widely reported fact. He was not, as Forbes and others alleged, one of the 400 richest Americans. He was worth a relatively modest $2 million.... more...

  • Blackstone's Emergency Planning, Crisis and Disaster Managementby Brian Dillon; Ian Dickinson; John Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99

    Blackstone's Emergency Planning, Crisis, and Disaster Management is a practical guide for those involved in all aspects of emergency preparedness, resilience, and response. Primarily focused on the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, it has been developed from the highly regarded Emergency Planning Officers' Handbook. The complete... more...

  • The Bottom Billionby Paul Collier

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 14.99

    Global poverty, Paul Collier points out, is actually falling quite rapidly for about eighty percent of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. In The Bottom Billion, Collier contends that these fifty failed states pose the central challenge... more...

  • Budget Support as More Effective Aid?by Stefan Koeberle

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    Budget support has become an increasingly important instrument in the context of a partnership-based approach to development assistance. Compared to traditional modes of aid delivery, it promises greater country ownership, reduced transaction costs, better donor coordination, scaling up of poverty reduction and potentially greater development effectiveness.... more...

  • Building Philanthropic and Social Capital: The Work of Community Foundationsby Peter Walkenhorst

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung The book presents the work and development of community foundations in an international perspective. It comprises essays on the history and spread of the community foundation movement, on the role of community foundations in fostering social capital and civic engagement and on key aspects of the day-to-day work of community foundations,... more...

  • Capacity Development in Practiceby Alan Fowler; Jan Ubels

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95

    The international development community invests billions of dollars to improve organisational capacity. But real-life practice is poorly understood and undervalued as a distinct professional domain. Written by practitioners, this innovative publication is designed to make capacity development more professional and increasingly effective in achieving... more...

  • The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilitiesby Angela Person-Harm; Judie Cooper; G. Wayne Clough

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 41.99

    Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. Museum administrators who need to learn more about facility management and facility managers who are stepping into the museum environment for the first time will find this book is... more...