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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.