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  • A Home of Their Ownby Garry Jenkins

    Transworld 2011; US$ 12.78

    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...

  • Andrew Carnegieby James Mackay

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 31.98

    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...

  • The Ford Foundation at Workby Richard Magat

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    Reviewing the Record.- Objectives.- Strategies and Modes of Operation.- Results.- Processes of Philanthropic Management.- Choosing Objectives.- The Influence of Individuals.- Events.- Changing Resources.- Evolution.- Planning and Evaluation.- Planning.- Evaluation.- Instruments.- Strategies.- Building and Improving Institutions.- New or Existing Institutions?.-... more...

  • What Did I Do Wrong?by Liz Pryor

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 14.00

    It happens without warning, and it hits you with devastating force. Your closest girlfriend, the Ethel to your Lucy, the Thelma to your Louise, cuts you off completely. No more late-night phone calls, no more afternoon e-mails, no more catch-up lunches and dinners. She has decided for whatever reason to move on with her life and has left you to figure... more...

  • Stopping at Every Lemonade Standby James Vollbracht

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Children's lives today are complex, stressful, and dangerous. Kids are overscheduled, come home to empty houses and neighborhoods where they don't know a soul, and in school, face violence-all too often from their peers. In Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand , James Vollbracht provides a blueprint for transforming our unstable and disconnected culture... more...

  • 365 Ways To Change the Worldby Michael Norton

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 15.00

    You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day of the year, 365 Ways to Change the World is packed with information and ideas that don't take a lot of special skills to put into action,... more...

  • Generating Social Capitalby Dietlind Stolle; Marc Hooghe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    Social capital - networks of civic engagements, norms of reciprocity, and attitudes of trust - is widely seen as playing a key role for the health of democracy. While many authors have examined the consequences of social capital, there is a pressing need to explore its sources. This collection brings together leading American and European scholars... more...

  • Be the Changeby Lisa Endlich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 23.99

    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 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Lifeby Pam Grout

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 19.95

    Travel industry experts report that more and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work?the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." Professionals predict this will be a key growth area for years to come; the voluntourists themselves find it a rewarding activity, good for body and soul. And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview... more...

  • Volunteeringby Melanie Oppenheimer

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    Timely, lively and unflagging in its coverage of an extraordinary range of organisations and individuals, Volunteering takes the first comprehensive look at why Australians give so much of their time for free more...