Author: Sherry Helms
We have complied today a list of Books on Philanthropy, which we have found very thought-provoking yet bestselling. If you’re a person with philanthropic spirit, you should make home for these books on your bookshelf. Read out the following books and learn how philanthropy can bring a change in our society to make it a better place for all.
Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results - A decade ago, Thomas J. Tierney left Bain & Company to cofound The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit focused on helping donors and nonprofit leaders to develop and execute strategies to accelerate social change. In this book, Tierney pools his hands-on knowledge with Duke professor Joel L. Fleishman’s expertise to create a much-needed primer for philanthropists and the nonprofit organizations they support. Drawing from personal experiences, researches spanning 20th and 21st centuries philanthropy, contemporary interviews, and Bridgespan’s extensive field work, this groundbreaking book presents the definitive guide to engaged philanthropy.
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. This book is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals about the extraordinary and innovative efforts that have been made so far by companies and organizations, and by individuals to solve the problems and save lives both “down the street and around the world. Then, it urges us to seek out what each of us, regardless of income, available time, age, and skills, can do to help; to give people a chance to live out their dreams.
Start Something That Matters - “Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time.” In this book, Blake Mycoskie asserts that you don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now. Through the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, making you enable for –from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life.
Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World - “With open hearts and open hands, we gave what we could, and a little became a lot.” Drawing on her twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Wendy Smith shows in this book how easily we can dip into our pockets and, with just a few dollars, can change the world. A highly thought-provoking book, it not only contains remarkable and inspiring stories of how small donations are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of millions both here in the United States and around the world, but also lays out where and how to start giving from today.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time - Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools, especially for girls, that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.
Well, this is our selection for the best Philanthropy Books, but you please feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments section.