All the money that people give away might seem a lot, and yet it pales in comparison to the needs we see all around us: urban slums and rural poverty, children in failing schools and children without access to any schooling whatsoever, deforestation and unclean water, crippling diseases of many kinds. The needs are immense, at home and abroad. In this book we know how to make the most of our givings.
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Sharing isn’t complicated. It means giving others access to what we have so that they can fill a need. Simple as that. So, does something as obvious as sharing even have a history? Haven’t we always known that it’s nice to share what we have? Well, yes and no. It turns
In this Summary of Bob Goff's new book Everybody, Always, he explains that we loved people before and we are going to love more people as the days go by. We also have been loved and cherished by those surrounding us and we tend to try as hard as we can
The strategies adopted by governments and public officials can have dramatic effects on people’ live. Packed with examples, and shaped by the author’s practical experience, the book shows that governments which give more weight to the long-term are not only more likely to leave their citizens richer, healthier, and safer; they’re
Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource for anyone navigating the seemingly infinite ways one can give. The future of philanthropy is far more than just writing a check, and Giving 2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level can harness the power of technology, collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and social
The generosity that causes people to use their wealth on others' behalf is a wonderful expression of humanity at its best.
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Getting real involves laying out the sequence of activities or events that in your considered judgment are necessary to achieve success.
Getting personal involves deciding whether you'll be willing and able to hold yourself accountable for success.
Getting clear involves defining success in terms specific enough to help you decide where to invest your resources.
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Dodging the question: how do I get better? is to accept the status quo which, eventually, will cause any endeavor to drift toward mediocrity.