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- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
Ken Budd?s The Voluntourist is a remarkable memoir about losing your father, accepting your fate, and finding your destiny by volunteering around the world for numerous worthy causes: Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans, helping special needs children in China, studying climate change in Ecuador, lending a hand?and a heart?at a Palestinian... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 36.32
The story behind Sir Owen Glenn's global business success and major philanthropic contributions. From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Owen Glenn built up a highly successful global business empire and now he is focusing his wealth to deliver significant philanthropic benefits here and overseas. This fascinating memoir gives insight into Owen's... more...
- Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 9.99
Why is it so difficult to find the time to help others? When Seb Hunter became aware of a nagging ache in the place where his soul ought to be, he embarked on a two year odyssey of volunteering ľ with hilarious results. He collects litter, teaches pensioners how to use the internet, works at Oxfam (where he meets Gladys, his septuagenarian nemesis),... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
Vast and largely unexamined, the world of American charities accounts for fully 10 percent of economic activity ináthis country, yet operates with little accountability, no real barriers to entry, and a stunning lack of evidence of effectiveness. In With Charity for All , Ken Stern reveals a problem hidden in plain sight and prescribes a whole new... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99
In the first book to systematically explore the linkages between war and emergency response, Hoffman and Weiss focus on the profound impact of new wars with non-state actors. The authors trace the evolution of the international humanitarian system from its inception in the 1860s through the current challenges cast by recent U.S. military action in... more...
- Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 12.99
The Nonprofit Almanac 2012 features the most recent data on the philanthropic sector, presented in more than 50 charts and 100 tables. Chapter 2 covers wage and employment trends for the sector, and its supplemental tables include much of the data on which the authors' estimates are based. A foreword, a list of data sources, biographies of the Almanac... more...
- Tufts University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
Traces the historical development of civil society and philanthropy in the West and analyzes their role in solving the problems faced by modern liberal democracy more...
- Hampton Roads Publishing 2007; US$ 26.95
In the hearts of volunteers who mobilize resources to build houses, ?Habitat for Humanity? signifies caring. However, few people know that thirty years ago, successful entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. Upon returning to Georgia, they... more...