Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy
Do you want to want to spend time on the other side of the world, seeing how people in developing countries live, and doing something to ‘make a difference’? Do you want to get first-hand experience of grassroots development as you start a career in international development? Volunteer Voices is a g...
The Business of Doing Good
Anton Simanowitz, Katherine Knotts
Why is it that so many organizations, seeking to do good in the world, miss opportunities to do so – and indeed sometimes exacerbate the very problem they seek to address? The Business of Doing Good reveals six insights for microfinance and other social purpose organizations using the marketplace to...
Greywater Use in the Middle East
Stephen McIlwaine, Mark Redwood
In water-scarce areas of the Middle East, greywater (household wastewater excluding toilet waste) is commonly used by poor communities to irrigate home gardens. This both supplements the water available to the household and improves food security. This book draws together material presented at a con...
Cash-Transfer Programming in Emergencies
In emergencies distributing cash can often meet peoples immediate needs more quickly and appropriately than the direct distribution of commodities. Cash gives people choices and thereby preserves their dignity. Commodity distribution often poses logistical problems and, in the case of food aid, it m...
Credibility is an essential component of successful fundraising. Staff, boards of directors, and volunteers all play important roles in building a strong organization that will appeal to potential donors. In addition, you can find and build on strengths in the organization and the community. Specifi...
Building Fundraising Programs to Attract Community Support
Fundraising events, income-generating businesses, donation boxes, mail and telephone campaigns, electronic fundraising, applying for local grants, and many other approaches can be used to attract support from the community. Planning effective programs is emphasized, with a special focus on technique...
Building Structures and Skills for Fundraising
Part one describes the necessary preparations for a fundraising campaign: the role of the leader, the board, volunteers and strategic alliances, and ways to fight fear of fundraising. Part two outlines the practical essentials of an effective communications program, from personal contacts to obtaini...
Inside NGOs acknowledges that NGOs are complex entities consisting of diverse offices staffed by diverse members who hold diverse values. It concentrates on the tension that arises between headquarters and field offices and suggests ways to resolve areas of conflict. The author addresses the major a...
One thousand million people in the world live in poverty. They are denied basic rights such as access to clean water, a home or enough to eat. This work explains why so many people are poor and powerless. It shows what some of them are doing about it, how ordinary people in Britain can support them...
Richard Morse, Anisur Rahman, Kersten L Johnson
Grassroot activists and researchers build on their varied personal experiences to clarify and strengthen the effectiveness of participatory group action in overcoming impoverishment, oppression and exclusion.