The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions Into Actions that Make a Difference

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Penguin, 2009 - Social Science - 268 pages
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From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference.

Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World provides tools and inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn?t know where to start. Inspired by Idealist.org?s 600,000-member online community and their ongoing search for work that gives back to the world, this practical reference walks readers through the different ways they can get involved and the range of possibilities for applying one?s interests and skills to meet their community?s needs.

Idealist.org?s staff gives a comprehensive understanding of the issues, options, organizations, and resources so readers can be proactive, whether it?s through one?s current job, volunteering, donating, personal spending, board service, starting an organization, or changing careers.

 

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Contents

Introduction
xiii
I Want to Help Where Do I Start?
3
Nonprofit Basics
26
Where Do I Fit In?
39
All Experience Is Relevant
56
Everything You Need to Know About Volunteering
75
Everything You Need to Know About Board Service
106
Everything You Need to Know About Personal Philanthropy
128
Everything You Need to Know About Changing the World Through Your Workplace
163
Everything You Need to Know About Corporate Social Responsibility
185
Changing the World and Getting Paid to Do It
211
The Search
224
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
241
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About the author (2009)

Idealist.org, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995, facilitates connections between individuals and institutions that are interested in improving their communities.

Stephanie Land was a book editor in New York City before becoming a freelance writer and editor.

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