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  • The Giversby David Callahan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.95

    An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan... more...

  • The Politics Of Humanityby John Holmes

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 16.99

    A searingly honest evaluation of the frustrations and difficulties of the world of humanitarian relief. more...

  • Daughters of the Declarationby Claire Gaudiani; David Graham Burnett

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 36.00

    America's founding fathers established an idealistic framework for a bold experiment in democratic governance. The new nation would be built on the belief that all men are created equal, and are endowed...with a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The challenge of turning these ideals into reality for all citizens was taken up by... more...

  • The Askby Laura Fredricks

    Wiley 2017; US$ 40.00 US$ 36.00

    Asking is more than a skill—it's a lifestyle The Ask is your personal manual for building the best, most fulfilling personal and professional life possible. Crafting the perfect ask can fund your new business, support your favorite charity, and get more quality time with your significant other—but it can do so much more than that.... more...

  • A Better World is Possibleby Georgina Ferry

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 26.65

    On 17 March 1967, the 26-year-old David Sainsbury wrote out a cheque for £5 and established the trust which would become the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Gatsby's purpose was ambitious: to make the world a better place by taking on some of the social, economic and scientific challenges that face humanity. In recent years, Gatsby has spent around... more...

  • The Social Psychology of Prosocial Behaviorby John F. Dovidio; Jane Allyn Piliavin; David A. Schroeder; Louis A. Penner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 58.95

    Written by four leading researchers in the study of prosocial behavior, this book introduces a new perspective on prosocial behavior for the 21st century. Building on the bystander intervention work that has defined this area since the 1960s, The Social Psychology of Prosocial Behavior examines prosocial behavior from a multilevel perspective that... more...

  • Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920by Frank Q. Christianson; Leslee Thorne-Murphy

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    From the mid-19th century until the rise of the modern welfare state in the early 20th century, Anglo-American philanthropic giving gained an unprecedented measure of cultural authority as it changed in kind and degree. Civil society took on the responsibility for confronting the adverse effects of industrialism, and transnational discussions of poverty,... more...

  • First World, Third Worldby William Ryrie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    This new updated and extended edition of First World, Third World examines the failures of aid to eliminate poverty. The world development effort can claim only limited success, and in some parts of the world, especially Africa, failure must be recognised. William Ryrie, while starting from a position of sympathy with the aims of the aid effort,... more...

  • 365 Ways To Change the Worldby Michael Norton

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Foreign Aid as Foreign Policyby Jeffrey Taffet

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy presents a wide-ranging, thoughtful analysis of the most significant economic-aid program of the 1960s, John F. Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress. Introduced in 1961, the program was a ten-year, multi-billion-dollar foreign-aid commitment to Latin American nations, meant to help promote economic growth and political reform,... more...