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  • Innovation in Strategic Philanthropyby Helmut K. Anheier; Adele Simmons; David Winder

    Springer US 2007; US$ 179.00

    Philanthropy has been around for thousands of years but the study of philanthropic organizations and their role in a civil society is still recent. Most of the research focuses on organizations and institutions in developed market economies, in particular the United States. But in looking at other areas such as the global south and central and eastern... more...

  • Be the Changeby Lisa Endlich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Give-Back Solutionby Susan Skog

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.99

    The Give-Back Solution captures the idealism and generosity sweeping our country, even in the face of serious challenges. more...

  • We Make a Life by What We Giveby Richard B. Gunderman

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 15.25

    According to an old saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 brief and insightful essays, Richard B. Gunderman shows us that the key to more rewarding giving can be found by looking beyond mere donations of money. Exploring the ethical core of sharing and examining... more...

  • Volunteerism and World Development: Pathway to a New Worldby Allen Jedlicka

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 64.00

    Allen Jedlicka proposes a revolutionary new approach to the development problems faced by much of the world. Arguing that government controlled bureaucracies are not effective in addressing the social and economic concerns of developing nations and regions--because they are more concerned with organizational survival than with helping people--Jedlicka... more...

  • Allotment Gardening For Dummiesby Sven Wombwell

    Wiley 2010; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing... more...

  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the Worldby John Wood

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He made the difficult decision to walk away from his lucrative career to create Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education across... more...

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

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 17.99

    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...