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Give-Back Solution

ISBN: 9781402223723

By: Susan Skog

Published: 03/01/2009

The Give-Back Solution captures the idealism and generosity sweeping our country, even in the face of serious challenges.

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Description

An unprecedented surge of ordinary people are using their time, talents, and travel to make a better world.

What's Your Part of the Give-Back Solution?

Reaching out and supporting others brings out the best in all of us. Giving back strengthens America—but the under-appreciated secret is that it lifts us up, too. Part call-to-action, part inspiration, part practical research guide to make-a-difference opportunities, The Give-Back Solution captures the idealism and generosity sweeping our country, even in the face of serious challenges.

  • Dance to raise money for fighting malaria
  • Organize an office book drive
  • Build schools in Belize on a volunteer vacation
  • Invite friends over for a dinner that benefits the hungry
  • Visit the Amazon and support sustainable rainforests
  • Work in a Kenyan orphanage
  • Clear trails in America's wilderness
  • Clean up rivers in your own backyard
  • Micro-bankroll an African entrepreneur climbing out of poverty
  • Use your 9-to-5 experience to teach business skills in your community or online

With amazing stories of everyday volunteers having the time of their lives giving back, social change leader Susan Skog shows how you can join the groundswell of goodwill, whether you volunteer abroad or support efforts locally, and whatever your time, talents, or resources.

About the Author

Susan Skog

Trained as a journalist, Susan Skog has written about humanitarians and their projects for 20 years. The author of five nonfiction books, including Peace in Our Lifetime and Embracing Our Essence, her work has also appeared in many leading magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Newsday, Family Circle, Prevention, Good Housekeeping and AARP magazine.

Skog has worked with and volunteered for BeadforLife, which supports Ugandan women, many of whom are HIV-positive refugees. She is a former manager at Engineers Without Borders-USA, which helps developing world communities realize clean water, energy, and sanitation.

A public speaker, Skog has presented at organizations and conferences around the country. She and her family live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Opportunity of a Lifetime—Become an Agent of Change

part one | Answering the Give-Back Call: How You Can Engage

Chapter One
Excavate Your Inner Humanitarian

Chapter Two
Channeling Your Passion: The Many Give-Back Options

Chapter Three
How to Navigate Volunteering in the Developing World: Taking a Trip with Purpose

part two | Ways to Change the World and Change Yourself: How You Can Take on AIDS, Malaria, Deforestation,
Illiteracy, and More

Chapter Four
Channel Your Inner Oprah: Educate the Children

Chapter Five
Global Health: Deliver Clean Water to Villages, Prevent AIDS, Ease Orphans' Suffering

Chapter Six
Touch the World: Preserve Endangered Animals and Habitats/Reforest the World

Chapter Seven
Spread the Prosperity: Invest in Entrepreneurs

Chapter Eight
Ease Conflicts: Be the Peace You Want to See in the World

Chapter Nine
Still Other Ways to Engage: Start in Your Own Workplace

part three | Into The World—And Back Home Again

Chapter Ten
Ensuring a Safe, Successful Trip

Chapter Eleven
Coming Home: Engaging More

Conclusion: Let the Developing World Change Ours

Connecting
Resources
Index
About the Author

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter One

Excavate Your Inner Humanitarian

What's calling you, pulling you in? What drew you to this book and its message? The Give-Back

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Specs

Format: eBook PDF

Dimensions
Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 288 pages

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