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Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-94187-3
400 pages
February 2014
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The easy way to make a difference

Despite tough economic times, rates of donations are on the rise. If you want to make a difference but don't know where to start, you need Charity & Philanthropy For Dummies.

This is your one-stop, no-nonsense guide to charitable activities. Inside you'll find lots of strategies for philanthropic work such as volunteering your time, raising funds, donating your own cash or expertise, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. You'll also find lots of case studies from charities big and small to show you what works and what doesn't.

  • Help with selecting where to donate or invest
  • Ideas for how you can make a difference without having pots of money
  • Advice on socially responsible and impact investing
  • Techniques for reaching out to others to help your cause - from a local to a global level

You don't need deep pockets to make a difference—you need Charity & Philanthropy For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Charity & Philanthropy 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Philanthropy: Your Passport to Helping Others 7

Chapter 2: Working out Why and How You Want To Give 21

Chapter 3: Figuring Out How and What You Can Give 33

Chapter 4: Discovering and Implementing Your Philanthropic Passion 49

Part II: Knowing Where Your Money Goes: Which Sector Is For You? 71

Chapter 5: Encouraging Education around the World 73

Chapter 6: Surfing the Age Tidal Wave: Helping the Elderly 99

Chapter 7: Nur turing the Planet’s Children 115

Chapter 8: Getting Healthy Together: Philanthropy and Healthcare 131

Chapter 9: Becoming Eco: Protecting the Planet 155

Chapter 10: Venturing into Venture Philanthropy 175

Chapter 11: Solving Problems through Innovation and Technology 197

Part III: Delivering on Your Good Intentions: Practical Ways to Get Involved  219

Chapter 12: Donating Your Time to Help Out Others 221

Chapter 13: Making Use of Your Specific Talents 237

Chapter 14: Sharing Your Treasure 255

Chapter 15: Making an Impact with Your Transactions 273

Chapter 16: Investing Financially in a Brighter Tomorrow 299

Chapter 17: Getting Strategic in Your Giving and Philanthropy 321

Part IV: The Part of Tens 339

Chapter 18: Ten Compelling Reasons to Give 341

Chapter 19: Ten Ideas for Telling Your Philanthropic Story 347

Chapter 20: Ten Great Ways to Start Giving… Today 355

Appendix: Where We’re Donating Our Resources and Why 361

Index 365 

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Author Information

Karl T. Muth has donated more than 100 per cent of his salaried income each year for the past decade and is an expert on the financial and legal aspects of philanthropy. Michael T.S. Lindenmayer founded Eirene; a social venture that focuses on solving issues that impact at least 1 billion people. John Kluge is Co-Founder of Toilet Hackers; a nonprofit organisation bringing improved sanitation and hygiene to the 2.5 billion people without a toilet in developing nations.

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Press Release

March 26, 2014
Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies

For those who want to make a difference but don't know where to start, Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies is a friendly and practical guide to undertaking a range of charitable activities. It includes lots of strategies for philanthropic work such as:

 

  • Ideas for volunteering time and expertise
  • Ideas for how you can make a difference without having pots of money
  • Help with selecting where to donate or invest
  • Advice on socially responsible and impact investing
  • Techniques for reaching out to others to help your cause - from a local to a global level

 

Written by a team of philanthropists, it’s not focused on big-scale philanthropy and donating huge sums of money. Instead it includes a range of ways people can make a difference - whether they have few or vast means, or even if they prefer to donate their time or expertise instead of money.

 

Containing illustrative case studies from large and small charities to show what works and what doesn't, this one-stop practical guide is ideal for individuals who are looking to volunteer, fundraise for their favourite cause or give money to charity wisely.

 

Charity & Philanthropy For Dummies will be available in paperback and e-book priced £16.99

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