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  • 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...

  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the Worldby John Wood

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.59

    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...

  • How to Change the Worldby David Bornstein

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 10.99

    David Bornstein's How to Change the World is the first book to study a remarkable and growing group of individuals around the world--what Bornstein calls social entrepreneurs . These men and women are bringing innovative, and successful, grass-roots approaches to a wide variety of social and economic problems, from rural poverty in India to industrial... more...

  • Entrustedby David H. Smith

    Indiana University Press 1995; US$ 21.99

    "Entrusted provides a much needed contribution to the literature on ethics in the healthcare arena." ?Health Progress "A splendid and invaluable book, one every trustee with an active conscience would want to read and one every trustee with a dormant conscience ought to read." ?Richard Chait, Center for Higher Education Governance and Leadership... more...

  • Humanitarianism Contestedby Michael Barnett; Thomas G. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book provides a succinct but sophisticated understanding of humanitarianism and insight into the on-going dilemmas and tensions that have accompanied it since its origins in the early nineteenth century. Combining theoretical and historical exposition with a broad range of contemporary case studies, the book: provides a brief survey of the... more...

  • Palestinian NGOs in Israelby Shany Payes

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    One in every six Israeli citizens is a Palestinian Arab. While much has been written about the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza, the struggle for political rights by Palestinian citizens of Israel remains largely unexplored. Shany Payes offers a fresh look at this struggle through analysis of the increasingly growing sector of Palestinian non-governmental... more...

  • Kisses from Katieby Katie J. Davis; Beth Clark

    Howard Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother?s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could... more...

  • The New Philanthropistsby Charles Handy; Elizabeth Handy

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    Who are the new philanthropists? And how is their philanthropy 'new'? In this remarkable and inspiring book, the eminent management writer Charles Handy and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, have collaborated to portray a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on... more...

  • The Social Entrepreneur's Handbook: How to Start, Build, and Run a Business That Improves the Worldby Rupert Scofield

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 30.00

    Make the business of society your business No one knows the business of social entrepreneurship better than Rupert Scofield. Cofounder and president of FINCA International?a nonprofit microfinancing institution with 7,000 employees serving 750,000 customers in 21 countries?Scofield has been a social entrepreneur for 40 years. In The Social Entrepreneur?s... more...