Questions – Answers (if you think this material from your questionnaire is appropriate)
1. Book shows how giving benefits others and yourself by dealing with key questions: Why give – what are your values and concerns? Where to give – major causes and charities? How to give wisely? Where to concentrate your efforts?
2. Book offers essential information about wealthiest donors who are pacesetters; innovative givers for meaningful causes; social entrepreneurs; celebrities; government officials and nonprofit professionals; volunteers and social media. We analyze major areas for giving: religious philanthropy; education K-12; higher education; science and health; arts, culture and humanities; sports; multipurpose umbrella organizations; awards; and international aid. Finally we analyze how to evaluate charities and then guide you in your choices and commitments.
3. This is a how-to book on giving and philanthropy.
4. Target audiences = People who want to give back and to contribute meaningfully to the world: baby boomers, women; social entrepreneurs; professionals and volunteers who have skills and time to give rather than money; young people who bond through social media.
5. Tone is professional, motivational, encouraging.
6. I began giving awards to dedicated individuals and presenting collections and other special gifts to educational institutions with my father from the age of nine. Subsequently, I developed many innovative programs on my own at Columbia University and other major institutions and then realized I could encourage and guide others who want to give significantly.
7. Most books on philanthropy seem directed to very wealthy donors who wish to set up their own foundations or to the philanthropy professionals who assist them. In modern terms, they are counseling the top 1% how to donate for measurable results. I am in effect encouraging the lower 99% to help others in many qualitative, often measurable, ways that will bring significant benefits both to the recipients and the givers.
8. Readers can perceive the book as a source for many ideas about giving creatively to help others while providing pleasure to themselves. The examples offered can inspire the reader to devise meaningful, innovative contributions. This is an easy-to-use guide that belongs in everyone’s library for reference and for very practical ways to evaluate soliciting charities.
About Susan Aurelia Gitelson
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Published June 29, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
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