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How to be great at doing good : why results are what count and how smart charity can change the world

Author: Nick Cooney
Publisher: Hoboken : Jossey-Bass, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Turns out much of the advice we've been given about how to make the world a better place turns out to be dead wrong. Donating to certain charities will do thousands of times more good that donating to others. Non-profits that choose to carry out one program instead of another will be hundreds of times less successful than they could be, regardless of how bright, hard-working, and compassionate their staff may be.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooney, Nick.
How to be great at doing good.
Hoboken : Jossey-Bass, 2015
(DLC) 2014043895
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Cooney
ISBN: 9781119041726 1119041724 9781119042242 1119042240
OCLC Number: 897946690
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface: Schindler s Regret vii 1. Why Charity? 1 2. Doing Good or Doing Great? 9 3. Facing the Brutal Facts on How Much Good We Are Accomplishing 19 4. Chasing the Bottom Line: How to Do More Good for Less Money 37 5. Why Efficiency Means Everything for Donors (and Charities, Too) 63 6. How We Can Drive Our Favorite Charities to Succeed 83 7. Our Brains Don t Want Us to Be Great at Doing Good, But We Can Outsmart Them 107 8. The Advice We Are Given About Charity Is Wrong Here s the Truth 131 9. Moving Forward with Humility: Admitting What We Don t Know 151 10. Nine Steps to Greatness 165 Conclusion: The Joy of Great Charity 175 About the Author 177 References 179 Index 181
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Get ready to question everything you ve been told about charity, and to find out how you can truly succeed at making the world a better place. Many of us donate to charitable causes, and  Read more...

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