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  • 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...

  • Start Something That Mattersby Blake Mycoskie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good .   “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”— The Wall Street Journal   Why this book is for you:   • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up... more...

  • Uncharitableby Dan Pallotta

    Tufts University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    A courageous call to free charity from its ideological and economic constraints more...

  • Social Entrepreneurshipby David Bornstein; Susan Davis

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before--a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world.David Bornstein's previous book on social... more...

  • Philanthropy and the Artsby Jennifer Radbourne; Kenneth Watkins

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Philanthropy and the Arts documents an emerging model of philanthropy that moves beyond the fundraising process to capture the essence of philanthropy in the intrinsic values held by donors, benefactors and philanthropic leaders. These values are the same as those that the arts bring to society, so the act of philanthropy itself embodies a commitment... more...

  • Auch Junkies haben Würdeby Hans-Peter Schreiber; Esther Keller

    Verlag Johannes Petri 2016; US$ 21.99

    Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Gesetz und ethischer Überzeugung. Alles begann mit einer revolutionären Bewegung: Eine Gruppe engagierter Basler Bürger leistete entschieden Widerstand gegen die repressive Drogenpolitik der siebziger und achtziger Jahre. Es folgten Meilensteine im Umgang mit Sucht: 1972 gründeten sie die erste Wohngemeinschaft für drogenabhängige... more...

  • Asymmetric Engagementby Joe Larragy

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    Focuses on one of the most innovative aspects of Irish social partnership, the Community and Voluntary Pillar. It is the most thorough account of the dynamics of the Pillar to date and tackles the weaknesses in existing perspectives more...

  • Sociology of Sanitationby B. K. Nagla

    Kalpaz Publications 2015; US$ 72.99

    Waste Management: Sanitation by way of disposal of excreta in the rural areas and collection, segregation and disposal of solid waste in the urban areas still continues to remain a formidable challenge, more so because the interventions of the governmental agencies fall far short of the required dimensions. So are the supplemental efforts of the civil... more...

  • Sociology and Sanitationby Ashish Saxena

    Kalpaz Publications 2015; US$ 99.99

    Exclusion from safe water and basic sanitation destroys more lives than any casualty. As an 'instrumental' exclusion it reinforces the deep inequalities in life chances and life styles that divide countries and people on the basis of spatial, wealth, gender, caste and other markers for deprivation. The works emphasizes that the idea of sanitation is... more...