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  • Compensation in Practiceby Constantin Goschler

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Founded in 2000, the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" is one of the largest transitional justice initiatives in history: in cooperation with its international partner organizations, it has to date paid over 4 billion euros to nearly 1.7 million survivors of forced labour during the Nazi Era. This volume provides an unparalleled... more...

  • Mercy Flightsby Ruth Ballweg MPA PA; Michael E. Burrill Sr.; Michael E. Burrill Jr.; Pirkko Terao

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Mercy Flights�America�s first not-for-profit air ambulance service�was created in 1949 in direct response to the polio epidemic and medical transportation problems in Southern Oregon and Northern California. At that time, two small general hospitals provided basic medical care for the community of 17,000 residents. The nearest specialty hospitals for... 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...

  • Colorado’s Deadliest Floodsby Darla Sue Dollman

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Ranked among the top ten states for both disasters and dry climate, Colorado has a long history of extreme weather. On May 19, 1864, residents of the fledgling gold rush town of Denver awoke to a wall of water slamming into the city with enough force to flatten buildings and rip clothing from its victims. The infamous Big Thompson Canyon flood of 1976... more...

  • No One Dreams of Being a Fundraiserby Mitchell Linker

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 22.99

    This book is an inspirational memoir that tells the story of Mitchell Linker’s harrowing and hilarious journey from aspiring rock star to nonprofit major-gifts fundraiser. Along the way, Linker reveals how he overcame his fear of asking for money by employing a fundraising philosophy rooted in honesty, authenticity, and empathy. more...

  • Freemasonry: A Very Short Introductionby Andreas Önnerfors

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Freemasonry is one of the oldest and most widespread voluntary organizations in the world. Andreas Önnerfors sorts the facts from the colourful fictions surrounding this organization and outlines how the organization works, its rituals and symbols, its values, and the work it does in modern society. more...

  • Fantastic Kids: Helping Othersby Elizabeth Anderson Lopez

    Teacher Created Materials 2017; US$ 9.99

    What do Khloe Thompson, Dylan Hirth, Maria Clara, Drew Frank, and Willow Phelps have in common? They are all kids who volunteer to make the world a better place! Featuring TIME For Kids content, this inspiring nonfiction reader details the contributions these young volunteers have made to hospitals, homeless shelters, animal shelters, and libraries.... more...

  • International Sports Volunteeringby Angela M. Benson; Nicholas Wise

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Sport volunteering is becoming an increasingly popular motive for international travel. Many tourism organisations now advertise sport volunteering projects, with colleges and universities also offering students the opportunity to participate in similar projects abroad. This is the first book to bring together diverse and interdisciplinary insights... more...

  • Community groups in contextby Angus McCabe; Jenny Phillimore

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 42.95

    Collates knowledge and examines the role and nature of community groups and activities operating outside of the formal voluntary sector in the UK to develop a coherent understanding about these so-called “below the radar” organisations. more...

  • A Fraught Embraceby Ann Swidler; Susan Cotts Watkins

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The complex relationships between altruists, beneficiaries, and brokers in the global effort to fight AIDS in Africa In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. A Fraught Embrace shows how the dreams of these altruists became... more...