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Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World
     

Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World

by Wendy Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 1401323405

ISBN-13: 2901401323409

Pub. Date: 11/03/2009

Publisher: Hachette Books

Dimes destroyed polio. Five bucks can beat malaria. Together, ordinary Americans have far more transformational power than any government or big foundation. In 2008, giving by American individuals amounted to $229 billion-that is, eighty-two times the amount the Gates Foundation gave that year. Simple, inexpensive things-a water filter, a bike, an irrigation pump,

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Dimes destroyed polio. Five bucks can beat malaria. Together, ordinary Americans have far more transformational power than any government or big foundation. In 2008, giving by American individuals amounted to $229 billion-that is, eighty-two times the amount the Gates Foundation gave that year. Simple, inexpensive things-a water filter, a bike, an irrigation pump, a bed net, a goat-not only solve one person's crisis but cause a ripple effect that lifts a whole family, a town, and, astonishingly, even a nation out of poverty. Give a Little shows how easily we can dip into our pockets and, with just a few dollars, change the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901401323409
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

part 1 how and why we give

chapter 1 Doers and Donors 3

chapter 2 Four Big Secrets About Giving 11

chapter 3 Ripple Effect Giving 27

chapter 4 Ending Extreme and Cyclical Poverty 33

part 2 hunger

chapter 5 Filling Bowls with Small Gifts 43

chapter 6 KickStart 51

chapter 7 Heifer International 61

chapter 8 Feeding America 74

part 3 health

chapter 9 The Cycle of Poverty and Poor Health 87

chapter 10 Asthma Care on Wheels 95

chapter 11 The Big Three 106

chapter 12 Path 120

part 4 education

chapter 13 Education and Poverty 133

chapter 14 Developments in Literacy 138

chapter 15 Safe Passage 157

chapter 16 Ounce of Prevention Fund 167

part 5 infrastructure, tools, and technology

chapter 17 Bridges, Bikes, and Buckets (of Clean Water)! 181

chapter 18 Bridges to Prosperity 186

chapter 19 Potters for Peace 203

chapter 20 World Bicycle Relief 224

part 6 giving, lending, and clicking for good

chapter 21 The Multi-Front Attack 237

chapter 22 Social Investment and Fair Trade Purchasing 244

chapter 23 In a League of Its Own 262

chapter 24 Sixteen More Ways to Make Waves 270

appendix a Organization Contact Information 299

appendix b Charity Navigator's Approach to Evaluating Nonprofit Financial Health 305

Author's notes 311

Endnotes 317

Acknowledgments 343

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