|描述：||xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|内容：||The explosion of private citizens doing public good --
Giving money --
Giving time --
Giving things --
Giving skills --
Gifts of reconciliation and new beginnings --
Gifts that keep on giving --
Model gifts --
Giving to good ideas --
Organizing markets for the public good --
Nonprofit markets can be organized too --
What about government? --
How much should you give and why?
A look at how individual endeavors can save lives and solve problems, offering compelling examples of both citizen and corporate activism at work in the world today. "Almost everyone--regardless of income, available time, age, and skills--can do something useful for others and, in the process, strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity." Inspiring stories of people and organizations--some famous, as well as many private citizens whom readers will be hearing about for the first time--show that the act of giving takes many forms; that offerings of time, skills, objects, and ideas can be just as important as contributions of money; and that the lives of those who give are changed as well.--From publisher description.