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  • Generating Social Capitalby Dietlind Stolle; Marc Hooghe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    Social capital - networks of civic engagements, norms of reciprocity, and attitudes of trust - is widely seen as playing a key role for the health of democracy. While many authors have examined the consequences of social capital, there is a pressing need to explore its sources. This collection brings together leading American and European scholars... more...

  • A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and The Business Solution for Ending Povertyby Philip Smith; Eric Thurman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    A bold manifesto by two business leaders, A Billion Bootstraps shows why microcredit is the world's most powerful poverty-fighting movement-and an unbeatable investment for your charitable donations. A Billion Bootstraps unearths the roots of the microcredit revolution, revealing how the pioneering work of people such as Dr. Muhammad Yunus-winner... more...

  • Showing Up for Lifeby Mary Ann Mackin; Bill Gates

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up”—lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda... more...

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

    Springer US 2007; US$ 138.06

    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$ 7.99

    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 Influential Fundraiserby Bernard Ross; Clare Segal

    Wiley 2008; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.99

    How to apply the latest developments in psychology and neurology for better fundraising and influencing skills Leading fundraising expert Bernard Ross offers an alternative yet effective model for asking and influencing potential donors and peers, using the latest techniques developed in the neural and psychological sciences. He shows individuals... 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...