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The American Way To Change

Author : Shirley Sagawa
ISBN : 0470618655
Genre : Business & Economics
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How ordinary citizens dedicated to service can change the face of America's most critical issues What if the nation were able to capitalize on the energy of Americans willing to serve and volunteer for a year or more? This inspirational book tells the stories of real people who have dedicated themselves to service and the nonprofits that engaged them. It shows how selflessness and service have transformed lives and communities, and can address similar problems throughout the country. The author profiles successes, demonstrates measurable effects, and shows how impact is made. This book describes how we can achieve change, through action at both the community and organizational level. Filled with illustrative examples and key lessons Highlights programs such as Teach for America, City Year, and Community Health Corps Shows how nonprofits can create successful service programs to tackle different issues The book shows what America would look like if programs like these operated at scale across the country not just in one or two neighborhoods, but wherever they were needed.

The Palgrave Handbook Of Volunteering Civic Participation And Nonprofit Associations

Author : David Horton Smith
ISBN : 9781137263179
Genre : Social Science
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Written by over 200 leading experts from over seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. The first handbook on the subject to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in its authorship, it represents a major milestone for the discipline. Each chapter follows a rigorous theoretical structure examining definitions, historical background, key analytical issues, usable knowledge, and future trends and required research. The nine parts of the handbook cover the historical and conceptual background of the discipline; special types of volunteering; the major activity areas of volunteering and associations; influences on volunteering and association participation; the internal structures of associations; the internal processes of associations; the external environments of associations; the scope and impacts of volunteering and associations; and conclusions and future prospects. This handbook provides an essential reference work for third-sector research and practice, including a valuable glossary of terms defining over eighty key concepts. Sponsored by the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations (ICSERA; www.icsera.org), it will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners, and helps to define the emergent academic discipline of voluntaristics.

Nonprofit Management

Author : Michael J. Worth
ISBN : 9781412994453
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Second Edition of Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook covering the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, including more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience. Key Features - Includes a new chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world - Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking - Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature - Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations - Gives students direction on where to go in the literature to learn more through chapter-ending "Suggestions for Further Reading" - Includes "Questions for Discussion" at the end of each chapter to help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations

Big Citizenship

Author : Alan Khazei
ISBN : 9781586488413
Genre : Business & Economics
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Alan Khazei has pioneered ways to empower citizens to make a difference throughout his life. As a young graduate from Harvard Law School, he turned down lucrative offers from corporate law firms to found a non-profit called City Year with his friend, Michael Brown. City Year allowed young people to serve their communities—first in Boston, now in twenty cities across the U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa, and London, U.K.—through mentoring, tutoring, and leading children. It also allowed Khazei to be at the forefront of a generation of innovators who invented new methods of social entrepreneurship. Khazei not only built and ran a hugely successful organization with Brown, he explored how social change could be achieved through Congress, popular movements, and motivated alliances of groups. Khazei led the effort to defend AmeriCorps and then through his second organization, Be The Change, Inc., worked to secure its longterm future through the passage of the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. This journey—from the most local of grassroots engagement to the halls of Washington—is extraordinary in itself and a vital model for anyone despairing that change can ever be effected in a sclerotic political system. It can. Khazei has already proved it.

National Service And Volunteerism

Author : Thomas A. Bryer
ISBN : 9780739196946
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a review of cases, data, and literature addressing the impact of national service programs and volunteerism in and across communities. The chapters, written by diverse authors, are structured to appeal to students and practitioners of policy, government, and nonprofit studies.

The Modern American Military

Author : David Kennedy
ISBN : 9780199895946
Genre : History
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The Modern American Military is composed of essays surveying the mission and character of the United States armed forces in the twenty-first century.

Transforming America Perspectives On U S Immigration 3 Volumes

Author : Michael C. LeMay
ISBN : 9780313396441
Genre : Social Science
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Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

Seniors For Habitat Effective Practices Manual

Author : Corporation for National Service (U.S.)
ISBN : PURD:32754070202050
Genre : Political Science
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National Service Corps

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on the National Service Corps
ISBN : MINN:31951D01732226G
Genre : Volunteer workers in community development
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Considers legislation to establish National Service Corps of volunteer workers to participate in domestic community-service programs.

The National Service Trust Act Of 1993

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
ISBN : 0160415578
Genre : Law
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