Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Change

Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Change

by Chuck Collins, Joan P. Garner, Pam Rogers
     
 

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"Bold in its philosophy and down-to-earth in the application of that philosophy."—Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States
Last year, Americans donated $150 billion to charity. Giving has never been more popular, possible—or, for many, more confusing. There are oceans of need, mountains of requests, and often little time for

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"Bold in its philosophy and down-to-earth in the application of that philosophy."—Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States
Last year, Americans donated $150 billion to charity. Giving has never been more popular, possible—or, for many, more confusing. There are oceans of need, mountains of requests, and often little time for the consideration needed to give thoughtfully and effectively. "Change, not charity!" is this book’s enthusiastic theme. Long-time activists and givers, authors Chuck Collins and Pam Rogers show that traditional charity most 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 societal 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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Peters
Read this book, share it with friends and family, and do what it says. By the time you've finished Robin Hood Was Right, you will have absorbed the message about giving, acquainted yourself with the step-by-step procedures for how to do it, and met some of the progressive donors who have the paved the way for you. Perhaps most important, you will also have become familiar with the vibrant organizations and dedicated human beings who are the hopeful recipients of your gifts, and who will turn your dollars into real social change.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320855
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
431,584
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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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