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With Charity For All

Author : Ken Stern
ISBN : 9780385534727
Genre : Business & Economics
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Vast and largely unexamined, the world of American charities accounts for fully 10 percent of economic activity in this country, yet operates with little accountability, no real barriers to entry, and a stunning lack of evidence of effectiveness. In With Charity for All, Ken Stern reveals a problem hidden in plain sight and prescribes a whole new way for Americans to make a difference. Each year, two thirds of American households donate to charities, with charitable revenues exceeding one trillion dollars. Yet while the mutual fund industry employs more than 150,000 people to rate and evaluate for-profit companies, nothing remotely comparable exists to monitor the nonprofit world. Instead, each individual is on his or her own, writing checks for a cause and going on faith. Ken Stern, former head of NPR and a long-time nonprofit executive, set out to investigate the vast world of U.S. charities and discovered a sector hobbled by deep structural flaws. Unlike private corporations that respond to market signals and go out of business when they fail, nonprofit organizations have a very low barrier to entry (the IRS approves 99.5 percent of applications) and once established rarely die. From water charities aimed at improving life in Africa to drug education programs run by police officers in thousands of U.S. schools, and including American charitable icons such as the Red Cross, Stern tells devastating stories of organizations that raise and spend millions of dollars without ever cracking the problems they set out to solve. But he also discovered some good news: a growing movement toward accountability and effectiveness in the nonprofit world. With Charity for All is compulsively readable, driven in its early pages by the plight of millions of Americans donating to good causes to no good end, and in its last chapters by an inspiring prescription for individual giving and widespread reform.

Crossing To Safety

Author : Wallace Stegner
ISBN : 9780141978642
Genre : Fiction
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A novel of the friendships and woes of two couples, which tells the story of their lives in lyrical, evocative prose by one of the finest American writers of the late 20th century. When two young couples meet for the first time during the Great Depression, they quickly find they have much in common: Charity Lang and Sally Morgan are both pregnant, while their husbands Sid and Larry both have jobs in the English department at the University of Wisconsin. Immediately a lifelong friendship is born, which becomes increasingly complex as they share decades of love, loyalty, vulnerability and conflict. Written from the perspective of the aging Larry Morgan,Crossing to Safety is a beautiful and deeply moving exploration of the struggle of four people to come to terms with the trials and tragedies of everyday life. With an introduction by Jane Smiley.

The Solicitors Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061089723
Genre : Law
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The Promised Land

Author : Boulou Ebanda de B’béri
ISBN : 9781442615335
Genre : History
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Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.

Sadliers Catholic Directory Almanac And Ordo

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ISBN : WISC:89064466907
Genre : Almanacs, American
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"With a full report of the various dioceses in the United States and British North America, and a list of archbishops, bishops, and priests in Ireland.

The Raven Saint

Author : MaryLu Tyndall
ISBN : 0990872386
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If you are a fan of historical romance, then you definitely want to put the name MaryLu Tyndall high atop your to buy list. This author writes with a passionate flare that captures the true essence of romance. " Suzie Houseley, Romance Junkies" A bitter French mercenary who has written off God A self-righteous prude determined to change him When Grace Westcott is kidnapped by a French mercenary, tossed aboard his ship, and told she will be sold to a Spanish Don, she can't imagine what she did to deserve such a fate. She has spent her entire life serving God and helping the poor, Believing God sent her to preach to the vile captain and his crew, Grace's attempts are rewarded with mockery. When her situation grows worse, she is forced to face her own weaknesses. But she isn't prepared to face her biggest weakness of all-falling in love with the nefarious captain, Rafe Dubois. Captain Rafe Dubois hates nothing more than religious snobbery. Fleeing a home of abuse and betrayal by a self-righteous father, he became a mercenary-willing to do any job, no matter how vile, in order to amass the fortune he needs to build a hospital in his home town of Port-de-Paix. That is, until he meets the saintly Miss Grace Westcott who continually berates his every move. Kidnapping, betrayal, sorceries, dangers on sea and land continually threaten to devour Grace as she searches for God's purpose in the madness. But what if that purpose is not to redeem the wicked Captain Rafe Dubois, but to change her own prideful heart? This author has done it again! She has written a story I have thoroughly enjoyed. Sometimes when you read a series of books, one of them doesn't meet your expectations. Not so with this series. They have all been very enjoyable! "Judy Glidden From ThatsANovelIDea "

Sessional Papers Inventory Control Record 1

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : UCAL:C3636593
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