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  • A Home of Their Ownby Garry Jenkins

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.63

    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the best-known animal sanctuary in the world. Since it first opened its doors in 1860, millions of abandoned and abused pets have benefited from its refuge. Around the world Battersea is a byword for compassion and hope. It hasn't always been this way. Victorian London had little time for canine strays, and... more...

  • The Price of Virtueby Vivien Foster

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2001; US$ 40.00

    A study of the economic value of the charitable sector, seeking to improve upon rudimentary evaluations of the sector in terms of its income. It demonstrates how much charity adds to the economy, and how much good economics can add to charity. The authors adapt techniques for "willingness-to-pay" and "willingness-to-accept" even... 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...

  • The Volunteer Management Handbookby Tracy D. Connors

    Wiley 2011; US$ 70.00

    Completely revised and expanded, the ultimate guide to starting—and keeping—an active and effective volunteer program Drawing on the experience and expertise of recognized authorities on nonprofit organizations, The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is the only guide you need for establishing and maintaining an active and... more...

  • Enterprising care?by Irene Hardill; Susan Baines

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    What does it mean to be a volunteer in the UK today? This book adds new insights into volunteering from the perspective of the individual, the organisation and the community . more...

  • From Seva to Cyberspaceby Femida Handy; Meenaz Kassam; Jillian Ingold; Bhagyashree Ranade

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 32.95

    From Seva to Cyberspace examines the phenomenon of volunteering in India from its earliest instances to present-day manifestations. Tracing the origins of voluntary action in India, the authors examine the historic, religious, and cultural traditions of Seva (direct service to others) that have played an important role in inspiring Indians toward voluntary... more...

  • Andrew Carnegieby James Mackay

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 29.10

    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1922) was a mass of contradictions: a radical Chartist who became a rabid capitalist, an idealist who was also a profound cynic, a committed pacifist who also played a crucial role in the opening part of the American Civil War, and a ladies' man who had to wait until his fifties (after his domineering mother died) before forming... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Scaling Your Social Ventureby Paul N. Bloom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 30.99

    The field of social entrepreneurship continues to grow by leaps and bounds as innovative entrepreneurs find new ways to create a positive social impact on their community. More often than not these ventures find it difficult to expand their initial concepts into new environments. As funding for social programs on a government level tightens, the ability... more...

  • Not by Faith Aloneby Julie Adkins; Laurie A. Occhipinti; Tara Hefferan; Janet Bauer; Janet G. Brashler; Wendy Cadge; Andrea Chivakos; Scott T. Fitzgerald; William Garriott; Lance D. Laird; Katherine Lambert-Pennington; Isaac Morrison; Leah Mundell; Julie Pfromm; Laura Polk; Timoteo Rodriguez; Jo Anne Schneider; Ethan P. Sharp

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99

    This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based... more...