Pick One: Ways You Can Help The World, The Nation, Your Region, Your Community [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sparking a Passion for a Cause

Few of us think of ourselves as Philanthropists but we all are faced with choices when it comes to making a contribution of time and or money to worthy charitable causes or if volunteering to help directly in needy projects. Colin Ingram and Robert D. Reed collaborate in “Pick One: Ways You Can Help: The World, The Nation, Your Region, Your ...
See more details below
Pick One: Ways You Can Help The World, The Nation, Your Region, Your Community

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

Sparking a Passion for a Cause

Few of us think of ourselves as Philanthropists but we all are faced with choices when it comes to making a contribution of time and or money to worthy charitable causes or if volunteering to help directly in needy projects. Colin Ingram and Robert D. Reed collaborate in “Pick One: Ways You Can Help: The World, The Nation, Your Region, Your Community.”

“Pick One” is a compilation of charitable organizations. The book provides an alphabetical list of organizations, which is also arranged topically by the type of service each renders. The entries describe what the organization does, sources of funding, and how the funds are used in service, ministry, administration, and fund raising.

Your burning passion may be fighting worldwide hunger, improving health care, or eliminating poverty. Whether you choose to volunteer on disaster relief projects, short-term mission service through your church, or involvement in urban renewal, you will find direction in locating those organizations which are in need of volunteers.

The section “Ways to Volunteer” will be a valuable resource in leading you to take that first step in exploring a mission or a cause which will challenge you to make a positive impact beyond your wildest dreams.

I found the listing of major charity rating organizations to be a valuable tool in researching additional information on organizations of particular interest to me. The alphabetical index of organizations is another important feature.

“Pick One” is written to enable the reader to be well informed in ways to contribute locally, regionally, nationally, and worldwide. This is an important and timely resource for individuals, family foundations, and Philanthropists.
(Reviewed by Richard R. Blake)
PickOne will ignite and guide your passion to make a difference. It makes it easy for you to identify and help the causes that you strongly believe in.
Many of us are doing less than we would like because. . .
1) We’re bombarded with solicitations.
2) The needs seem overwhelming.
3) We’re uncertain of how our money and
volunteer efforts will be used.
4) If we feel deeply about a cause, we may not
know how to help.

PickOne eliminates these hurdles by describing the organizations that are widely praised for their efficiency and effectiveness and are making a real difference.
Yes, we see and hear bad news on the media all the time, but what goes unreported is the fact that so many individuals and organizations are doing incredibly powerful things to make this world a better place. You’ll find many of them in this book.
Whether you’re concerned with the far corners of the world, the nation or your own community,
PickOne is the tool to help you jump-start your efforts to do your part, and to make sure your help goes where it’s supposed to and is really effective!
Individuals, businesses, schools, clubs, religious organizations, sports teams, and family foundations will be inspired to PickOne and find a mission that will make a positive change in our world.
PickOne is a 336-page resource of charities, some will sound very familiar, like the American Red Cross, Make a Wish Foundation, Kiwanis International, and Salvation Army; and then there are some Ithat will surprise you, such as Bat Conservation International, Academy of American Poets, Center for Food Safety, and Smile Train (to help people in 71 countries have their cleft palates repaired.
PickOne not only describes the charities and gives contact information, but it gives the statistics on what percentages go to actual program expenses, administrative expenses, and fund raising expenses. You can give with confidence when you know how your money is going to be used.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Carol Hoyer, PhD
How many times have we said to ourselves “I should get involved,” and yet do nothing about it? How do we know which organizations are legitimate? The authors have given us those answers in their very detailed and well-researched book. Each section is broken down into different levels of volunteerism—from international to local. The authors provide an overview of the mission of the organization, and how it is recognized... a very organized and well-written book.
Colin Ingram
Why I researched and wrote this book: For years now I and my many friends and associates have been inundated with solicitations. Under guise of surveys, questionnaires, dramatic alerts, etc., they all want money. But I thought there's got to be a better way. So I began a lengthy research effort into international, national and local charities. I learned which ones have great reputations but don't spend money wisely, and the many unknown ones that do terrific work efficiently.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013336438
  • Publisher: Reed, Robert D. Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,275,736
  • File size: 777 KB

Meet the Author

Colin Ingram, semi-retired, works as a researcher, editor, and book reviewer/reader for Robert D. Reed Publishers. Robert D. Reed, owner of this publishing company has a long history of working with Colin, and through their solid friendship, co-created this book. PickOne is a reflection of their values to make this a better world by helping people sort through the many options to donate their time and money with confidence they will make a difference.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)