Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Changeby Chuck Collins, Pam Rogers, Joan P. Garner, Vanguard Public Foundation Robin Hood Was Right, Pam Rogers
Last year, Americans donated $150 billion to charity, an amount larger than the U.S. defense budget. Giving has never been more popular, possible, or, for many, more confusing. There are oceans of need, mountains of requests -- and often little time to examine our preconceptions about money (earned, inherited, bequeathed, saved, spent) and make the best decisions on how to give effectively.
"Change, not charity!" is this book's enthusiastic theme. Longtime activists and givers, authors Chuck Collins, Pam Rogers, and Joan P. Garner show that traditional charity too often reinforces the status quo and maintains the dynamics of dependency and control. The progressive ethic of giving endorsed in this book, on the other hand, offers detailed ways to address the root causes of social problems. With numerous organizational listings and hundreds of helpful suggestions, Robin Hood Was Right is a fun, user-friendly guide for the socially conscious giver, whether one is able to give annually $500 or $5,000,000.
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Meet the Author
Joan P. Garner is the executive director of the Southern Partners Fund in Atlanta.
Pam Rogers is the special projects coordinator at the Haymarket People’s Fund.
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