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The Art of Doing Good : Where Passion Meets Action.

Author: Charles Bronfman; Jeffrey Solomon
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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How to turn personal passion into an organization with impact For anyone setting out to change the world, launching a nonprofit venture can be a powerful way to enact change. Whether bringing donated eyeglasses to children who have never seen clearly, revamping inner city schools, or bringing solar cookers to refugee camps, the act of doing good can be life-changing. Yet starting a nonprofit?and running it well?can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bronfman; Jeffrey Solomon
ISBN: 9781118285749 1118285743
OCLC Number: 811501267
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Contents: The Art of Doing Good; Contents; Preface; Introduction: How to Change the World; Part 1 Sources of Inspiration; Chapter 1 That Aha! Moment: When Inspiration Strikes; Jordan Kassalow: Finding Vision; Carolyn LeCroy: Making Good of a Bad Situation; The Best Ideas Combine the Familiar with the Unexpected; Chapter 2 The Prequel: The Backstory: The History Behind the Idea; Scott H. Silverman: Using the Past to Help Others Find a Future; Deborah Kenny: A Better Way to Mourn; Darell Hammond: Your Past Is Never Behind You; Robert Carmona: Making the Most of Bitter Experiences. Using Your Past to Create ChangePart 2 Bringing Your Idea to Life; Chapter 3 What It Takes: Can You Really Do This?; Anne Heyman: Getting Things Up and Running; Rebecca Onie: No Money, No Problem; Relying on Your Internal Resources; Chapter 4 Getting off the Ground: At Some Point You Need to Get Real; Tommy Clark: Making It Up One Step at a Time; Linda Fondren: Getting Organized; Creating Structure: The Six Keys to Success; Learning as You Go; Chapter 5 Being the Brand: Identifying with Your Organization; Jay Feinberg: His Foundation Was His Life; Using Your Story. Chapter 6 The Pros and Cons of Partnerships: Do Your ResearchScott H. Silverman: The Benefits of Joining Forces; Sara M. Green: Getting Up and Running with a Host Organization; Darell Hammond: The Promise and Peril of Partnership; Partnerships: A Scorecard; Chapter 7 Finding Support: Use Your Connections; Mark Hanis: Spreading the Word and Gaining Support; Attracting High-Profile Advisers; Your Organization Is Your Responsibility; Chapter 8 Setting Goals and Keeping on Track: Start Small and Grow; Milo Cutter: Bringing Goals into Focus; Keep Your Goals Aligned with Your Mission. Geoffrey Canada: Measuring and Reassessing GoalsGetting on Track and Staying There; Staying on Course; Chapter 9 Staffing Up: Your Most Vexing Resource: People!; Darell Hammond: Creating a Good Place to Work; Where to Start; Things to Consider; Darell Hammond: Managing Relationships; It's All About Choosing the Right People; Chapter 10 Hard Knocks: Weathering the Storms; Darell Hammond: The Coup; Managing the Business Your Start-up Has Become; David Suzuki: When Things Get Out of Control; Getting Through the Hard Times; Chapter 11 Preparing for Rollout: Ramping Up. Sara M. Green: Going in BlindDoing Your Research, Then Deciding Whether to Listen to It; The Uncertainty of Rollout; Part 3 Managing the Organization; Chapter 12 Becoming a Manager: The Change; Jay Feinberg: Making the Big Transition; Settling into Management; Chapter 13 The Board: How the Board Can Help; Darell Hammond: A Board of Heavy Hitters; Scott H. Silverman: The Burden of Too Much Advice; What Makes a Good Board; How Boards Work; Chapter 14 Transparency: No Secrets; How Transparency Works; Chapter 15 Planning for the Future: What to Do Next; Conducting a SWOT Analysis.
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How to turn personal passion into an organization with impact For anyone setting out to change the world, launching a nonprofit venture can be a powerful way to enact change. Whether bringing donated eyeglasses to children who have never seen clearly, revamping inner city schools, or bringing solar cookers to refugee camps, the act of doing good can be life-changing. Yet starting a nonprofit?and running it well?can also pose challenges. The Art of Doing Good is an essential companion for anyone looking to start an organization that makes a real difference. Drawing from their own leadership r.

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