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Charity & Philanthropy for Dummies


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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

About the Author

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.


"We need to see the world of charities through the eyes of potential supporters, and reading this book is a great way to do it." (UK Fundraising, March 2014) "If you're keen to better your business, your conscience and your community through philanthropic activity, but haven't got a clue where to start, Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies offers some useful guidance." (City Philanthropy, September 2014)

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