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We Make A Life By What We Give
     

We Make A Life By What We Give

by Richard B. Gunderman
 

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According to an old saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 brief and insightful essays, Richard B. Gunderman shows us that the key to more rewarding giving can be found by looking beyond mere donations of money. Exploring the ethical core of sharing and examining its importance for both those who receive and those who

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According to an old saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 brief and insightful essays, Richard B. Gunderman shows us that the key to more rewarding giving can be found by looking beyond mere donations of money. Exploring the ethical core of sharing and examining its importance for both those who receive and those who give, here is a book to deepen our understanding of what it means to share.

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Conversations on Philanthropy
"Some books enlighten us, some books inspire us, and some books challenge us to expand our understanding of who we are and who we can become. [This book] does all three.... It simply surpasses all other books in the field, but more importantly, it expands our understanding of the field of philanthropy and of ourselves and our potential." —Heather Wood Ion, Contributing Editor, Conversations on Philanthropy

— Heather Wood Ion, Contributing Editor

Giving Magazine
"... provides a rich understanding of humanity and how we must live in community." —Kirby Hughes Gould, Christian Church Foundation, GIVING Magazine, 2010

— Kirby Hughes Gould, Christian Church Foundation

Conversations on Philanthropy - Heather Wood Ion

"Some books enlighten us, some books inspire us, and some books challenge us to expand our understanding of who we are and who we can become. [This book] does all three.... It simply surpasses all other books in the field, but more importantly, it expands our understanding of the field of philanthropy and of ourselves and our potential." —Heather Wood Ion, Contributing Editor, Conversations on Philanthropy

David H. Smith

"Gunderman is as important a humanistic voice in the discussion of philanthropy as I know of. He writes like an angel; he works out of a rich Aristotelian tradition; his views are balanced, clear, and persuasive." —David H. Smith, author of Entrusted

GIVING Magazine - Kirby Hughes Gould

"... provides a rich understanding of humanity and how we must live in community." —Kirby Hughes Gould, Christian Church Foundation, GIVING Magazine, 2010

From the Publisher
"Some books enlighten us, some books inspire us, and some books challenge us to expand our understanding of who we are and who we can become. [This book] does all three.... It simply surpasses all other books in the field, but more importantly, it expands our understanding of the field of philanthropy and of ourselves and our potential." —Heather Wood Ion, Contributing Editor, Conversations on Philanthropy

Philanthropy News Digest

"Short, sweet, and a pleasure to read, [this book] reminds us that we are capable of contributing much more when we see ourselves in the company of those who depend on us to make the most of what we have been given." —

Conversations in Philanthropy
Some books enlighten us, some books inspire us, and some books challenge us to expand our understanding of who we are and who we can become. Richard Gunderman's We Make a Life by What We Give does all three. . . . It simply surpasses all other books in the field, but more importantly, it expands our understanding of the field of philanthropy and of ourselves and our potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253200297
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,299,726
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Richard B. Gunderman is Vice Chairman, Radiology and Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

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