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  • Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commonsby Bruce R. Sievers

    Tufts University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Traces the historical development of civil society and philanthropy in the West and analyzes their role in solving the problems faced by modern liberal democracy more...

  • African Sonby William J. Hemminger

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99

    African Son records the author?s many trips to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright scholar, teacher, and traveler. These personal essays range from sympathetic descriptions of village life in Senegal and Cameroon to detailed accounts of the rich physical and natural worlds in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Madagascar. more...

  • The Generosity Networkby Jennifer Mccrea; Jeffrey C. Walker; Karl Weber

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    The Generosity Network  is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause.   Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding?and even fun.     ... more...

  • Carnegieby Raymond Lamont-Brown

    The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    This book charts the life of Andrew Carnegie, from Dunfermline bobbin boy to Steel King of America. The empire he forged in the steel furnaces of Pittsburgh was sold in 1901 for $480 million and Andrew Carnegie retired from business life as the richest man in the world. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline in 1835, but poverty forced the Carnegies to... more...

  • Giving is Good For Youby John Nickson

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.33

    Inequality in Britain is on the rise. Does this matter? Should we be bothered that the rich give proportionately much less than the poor? And that only a small minority of the very wealthy are giving generously? Ninety per cent of NHS trusts are restricting routine operations. Youth unemployment is at record levels. Meanwhile, those on the Sunday... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Gifts of Time and Moneyby Arthur C. Brooks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    Policymakers, civic leaders, and scholars have increasingly focused their attention over the last decade and a half on the importance of voluntary participation in civil society. What mobilizes giving and volunteering? What can policymakers and nonprofit managers do to change the current landscape in places with low levels of participation? These are... more...

  • The New Philanthropistsby Charles Handy; Elizabeth Handy

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.24

    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... more...

  • Richard Pratt: One Out of the Boxby James Kirby; Rod Myer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 36.95

    Richard Pratt was one of Australia's most successful, formidable and charismatic businessmen. Yet for all this he was unfailingly human, his life playing out like a drama even after the final act.  Self-made billionaire, family man, generous philanthropist, patron of the arts and Carlton Football Club saviour were just a few of Pratt's many guises,... more...

  • The Volunteer Revolutionby Bill Hybels

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 12.99

    Bill Hybels makes a clarion call to move beyond volunteer retention to volunteer acquisition. By attracting, connecting, training, and sustaining volunteers, churches will mobilize people into places of service that will bring new meaning to their lives and understand why God put them on planet Earth. more...