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The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference.

Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World provides tools and inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn?t know where to start. Inspired by Idealist.org?s 600,000-member onli
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Perigee Trade (first published February 2nd 2009)
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Melissa
I'm writing this review late, but better late than never. :D

Anyway, let me just say that I got this book at the dollar store, but I would have gladly paid more for it because it is useful and encouraging. I'm a believer in life being more than just for yourself. I believe that everyone should engage in community service of some sort because there is a lot of work to be done in this planet. Though globalization is supposed to help out many and it has made progress in a lot of aspects, I also bel
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Tamara
This book gave me a case of the warm fuzzies. Basically, it takes the "saint" complex out of volunteering. Everyone can volunteer for whatever reason they want. Want something that will look good on your resume? Looking to impress a hot girl? Just want the free donuts they're handing out? It's all good. Really. Just ask yourself the right questions to find the organization that will best fit you and your goals.

Favorite Quote:

Causes can often become trendy. In the 1960s it was Vietnam. In the 19
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Westerville
"This book gave me a case of the warm fuzzies. Basically, it takes the "saint" complex out of volunteering. Everyone can volunteer for whatever reason they want." - Tamara

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Jung
Very thoughtful and thorough guide to making a difference in various ways: volunteering, giving money, corporate social responsibility, etc. I've been working in nonprofits for years and learned tons of new things about the sector from this book!
Vanya
Not a bad read but given the current financial crisis of Idealist.org I am not convinced into the overall applicability of the ideas proposed. Still, it's a make-you-feel-good read all through.
Adrienne Girard
3.5 stars
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