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  • How to Be a Better Personby Seb Hunter

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 4.36

    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 - with hilarious results. He collects litter, teaches pensioners how to use the internet, works at Oxfam (where he meets Gladys, his septuagenarian nemesis),... more...

  • Community Practice Skillsby Dorothy N Gamble; Marie Weil

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience... more...

  • The Soup Sisters Cookbookby Sharon Hapton; Pierre A. Lamielle

    Appetite by Random House 2012; US$ 22.95

    100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook gives you heartwarming soups to prepare and share throughout the year. á The Soup Sisters Cookbook showcases scrumptious recipes from the "souper volunteers" of the Soup Sisters and recipes from many of Canada's top celebrity chefs--including Michael Stadtlander, Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman,... more...

  • Mobilizing the Community for Better Healthby Allan Formicola; Lourdes Hernandez-Cordero

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    For the past ten years, The Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative has put Columbia University and its hospitals in touch with surrounding community organizations and churches to facilitate vaccines, dental care, and nutritional improvement, along with other forms of healthcare and support. As the nation begins to recognize the importance... more...

  • Change Researchby Corey Shdaimah; Roland Stahl; Sanford Schram

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Collaborating with community members adds a critical dimension to social work research, providing practitioners with intimate knowledge of a community's goals and needs. Yet such partnerships needn't be one-sided. Answering the concerns of critics who doubt the benefits of community surveillance, intentional change research offers a reciprocal model... more...

  • Successful Grant Applications: Bullet Guidesby Ann Gawthorpe

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 8.99

    In a challenging environment, many charities have found that grant funding is an increasingly important source of income. But knowing where to look for grants, and how to navigate the process, can be very daunting for the uninitiated. But open this book and you will. - Find funding sources - Navidate the application process - Make a compelling case... more...

  • Making a Differenceby Owen Glenn

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 20.34

    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 business... more...

  • With Charity for Allby Ken Stern

    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...

  • Sword & Salveby Peter J. Hoffman; Thomas G. Weiss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Critical perspectives on social enterpriseby Simon Teasdale

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    This ebook uses critical perspectives to explore the topic of social enterprise, reinforcing the message that critical research can remain sympathetic to the hopes and aspirations of social enterprise practitioners whilst making sense of the environment in which they operate. more...