Why Raise Money for Charity? By Richard Adams
Why are there people that dedicated their whole lives to non-profit organizations? Why are some highly educated and intelligent people willing to work for a pittance (or even nothing) to support a charity?
Why would a doctor go and work in Africa for no wages when he or she could be earning a six figure sum back home and living a very comfortable life? And why do so many successful entrepreneurs donate so much of their income to charitable causes?
From Indiana University Press - Book Review
Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to
Many acts of charitable giving fail in their stated goals and some are actually harmful. In Taking Philanthropy Seriously, the authors explain why this state of affairs exists. They outline solutions, ranging from those that equip philanthropists to do good work to those that build a domain of philanthropic knowledge, ethical codes, and best practices. Attention is also given to considering recipients’ needs, frustrations, and hopes for support. Philanthropic leaders disclose instances of both good and compromised work, show how ethical concerns are secondary to "success" in philanthropy, and reveal strategies to promote effective and ethical conduct.
The Importance of Charity By Robert Shemin
The most important aspect of being wealthy is recognizing that you are
wealthy and appreciate what money and financial success can do. For those who
make a sincere effort to examine what they have in life compared to most in the
world, it will help manage daily stress and anxiety.
By Paul Brest, Hal Harvey - Book Review
Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy
Giving That Gets Things Done
"All outstanding philanthropic successes have one thing in common: They started with a smart strategic plan," say authors Paul Brest, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Hal Harvey, president of Climate Works.
Drawing on examples from over 100 foundations and non-profits, Money Well Spent gives readers the framework they need to design a smart strategy. This is a book for everyone who wants to get the most from a philanthropic dollar: donors, foundations, and non-profits.
Educational Philanthropy: Making A Difference One-To-One By Matthew C. Keegan
There are not too many ways for individuals to make a tangible difference inside public school classrooms unless you are a teacher. Not everyone is called to teach, but for some people coming alongside a teacher in a way that can make a real difference has been a difficult task. Until now, that is. Please read on to learn about one such organization impacting American classrooms that brings teachers and individual donors together by way of the internet.
DonorsChoose [www.donorschoose.com] is an online
organization tasked with bringing the needs of public
school teachers to the general public. In many districts,
teachers must pay out of pocket in order to provide
certain "extras" for their students. These extras usually
include paper, pencils, books, clipboards, teaching
materials, and the like.