How You Can Help: An Easy Guide to Doing Good Deeds in Your Everyday Life

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 260 pages
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This is a book for anyone who wants to make the world a better place but doesn't know how. The book should help you understand your own level of do-gooding and/or do-gooder potential as well as understanding what your interests and skills are in order to direct them at a given goal. This book should help you find opportunities for helping others and give you ideas for ways you can help. It is broken into five sections, entitled: what is a genuine do-gooder?; the roles of a do-gooder - volunteers, donors, citizens, careers; finding nearby windows of opportunity; the power to create change; and toolkits.
 

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How you can help: an easy guide to doing good deeds in your everyday life

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This book is a guide to "Transforming your life by giving something back." Coplin (the Maxwell Sch. of Citizenship, Syracuse Univ.) thoughtfully discusses how to become a volunteer in various sectors ... Read full review

Contents

The Blessing and Curse of Mother Teresa
3
The Mission
12
Organize Thyself
19
Effective Volunteering 3 1
33
Donors Unite You Have Nothing
47
Good Citizens and Watchdogs 6 0
61
Careers That Serve Society
71
Families
97
Social Organizations
153
Retirees
165
Students
175
Alumni
186
Cooperative Problem Solving
197
Getting on the Agenda of Players
209
Problem Solving through Existing
220
Creating New Organizations
229

Neighbors
109
Employees
118
Consumers
131
Investors
141
Appendix
244
List of More than 10 0 Approved Charities
256
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William D. Coplin is Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Public Affairs Program of the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. He is the co-author of Power Persuasion: A Surefire System to Get Ahead in Business, which was selected by Fortune Magazine's Book of the Month Club.

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