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  • Notes from Canada's Young Activistsby Severn Cullis-Suzuki; Kris Frederickson; Cynthia MacKenzie; Ahmed Kayssi; Samantha Nutt; Daniel Aldana Cohen

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburger?s founding of Free the Children... more...

  • A Gift of Hopeby Danielle Steel

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    His Bright Light , #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine.   For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets... more...

  • Volunteersby Marc A. Musick; John Wilson

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Who tends to volunteer and why? What causes attract certain types of volunteers? What motivates people to volunteer? How can volunteers be persuaded to continue their service? Making use of a broad range of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in America, Volunteers provides... more...

  • Do It Anywayby Courtney E. Martin

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin?s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world? more...

  • Breakthrough Nonprofit Brandingby Jocelyne Daw; Carol Cone

    Wiley 2010; US$ 39.95

    A hands-on guide to help your nonprofit build its brand, raise itsprofile, strengthen impact and develop deeper relationships withdonors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. BreakthroughNonprofit Branding  is about the power aconstituency-focused, compelling brand can have to revolutionize anorganization and the way people view and support... more...

  • Manual on the measurement of volunteer workby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2012; US$ 5.00

    This manual presents a data collection strategy for measuring volunteer work that is cost-effective and reliable. It provides a definition of volunteer work, a measurement methodology to identify volunteer workers and their characteristics, and an estimation methodology to value their work. The 18th ICLS discussed and approved the Manual in 2008, making... more...

  • Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's Endby Nina Eliasoph

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But what do these programs really accomplish? In Making Volunteers , Nina Eliasoph offers an in-depth, humorous, wrenching, and at times uplifting look inside... more...

  • Collective Action for Social Changeby Aaron Schutz; Marie G. Sandy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00

    Community organizers build solidarity and collective power in fractured communities. They help ordinary people turn their private pain into public action, releasing hidden capacities for leadership and strategy. In Collective Action for Social Change , Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy draw on their extensive experience participating in community organizing... more...

  • Für mich und für andereby Tim Wersig

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 16.48

    Seit nunmehr 50 Jahren gibt es die Institution des Freiwilligen Sozialen Jahres in Deutschland. Jugendliche und junge erwachsene Schulabgänger können sich so in vielerlei Form engagieren. Tim Wersig untersucht eine besondere Variante des FSJ, das Freiwillige Soziale Jahr im politischen Leben (FSJ-P), aus der Perspektive der Freiwilligen. Wie erleben... more...

  • Wide-Open Worldby John Marshall

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for... more...