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The Middle - How To Keep Going In Pursuit Of Your Goals (Paperback): Travis Gale The Middle - How To Keep Going In Pursuit Of Your Goals (Paperback)
Travis Gale
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

On 1 January 1999, Travis Gale (aged 17) and Stephen Bonaconsa (aged 27) left Johannesburg on a mission to cycle across four continents and raise R1 million for children living with, and affected by HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal. They pedalled out of Johannesburg, riding mountain bikes equipped with panniers, carrying the basic requirements for an adventure. They rode unsupported. No Instagram or Facebook. It was just the two of them and the open road. The pair successfully cycled over 16 000 kilometres, across four continents, through 16 countries, raising R1.7 million for their cause.

When asked to share about his experience, Travis very rarely spends time talking about the start or the finish of the tour. The stories Travis shares are from The Middle. It’s The Middle that tests us with challenges, yielding a multitude of emotions. It’s The Middle that involves the raw and often painful need to dig deep, to push through the barriers that stand in our way, and show ourselves what we are capable of. The Middle is what we, as human beings, were designed for. We can all pitch up at start lines. We can all celebrate a finish. But no finish is without a Middle and every Middle is where WHO WE ARE is revealed.

This book, The Middle, includes eight stories, drawn from eight key days of a world cycle tour, which will encourage and equip people through The Middle; the territory we must navigate in pursuit of our goals.

How to Give - An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving (Hardcover): Seneca How to Give - An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving (Hardcover)
Seneca; Edited by James S. Romm
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Timeless wisdom on generosity and gratitude from the great Stoic philosopher Seneca To give and receive well may be the most human thing you can do-but it is also the closest you can come to divinity. So argues the great Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BCE-65 CE) in his longest and most searching moral treatise, "On Benefits" (De Beneficiis). James Romm's splendid new translation of essential selections from this work conveys the heart of Seneca's argument that generosity and gratitude are among the most important of all virtues. For Seneca, the impulse to give to others lies at the very foundation of society; without it, we are helpless creatures, worse than wild beasts. But generosity did not arise randomly or by chance. Seneca sees it as part of our desire to emulate the gods, whose creation of the earth and heavens stands as the greatest gift of all. Seneca's soaring prose captures his wonder at that gift, and expresses a profound sense of gratitude that will inspire today's readers. Complete with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Give is a timeless guide to the profound significance of true generosity.

One by One by One - Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems (Paperback): Aaron Berkowitz One by One by One - Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems (Paperback)
Aaron Berkowitz
R380 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Paperback): Toby Ord The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Paperback)
Toby Ord
R417 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
There's a Rooster in My Bathroom! - A Quest for Meaning in the Bathroom, the Boardroom and Beyond (Paperback): Trish... There's a Rooster in My Bathroom! - A Quest for Meaning in the Bathroom, the Boardroom and Beyond (Paperback)
Trish Ostroski
R321 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R52 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Befriending - The American Samaritans (Paperback): Monica Dickens, Carlton Jackson Befriending - The American Samaritans (Paperback)
Monica Dickens, Carlton Jackson
R335 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book relates the founding in America, and evaluates the effectiveness of, a branch of the worldwide organization of volunteers known as the Samaritans, committed to the prevention of suicide through the simple means of "listening therapy." Great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Monica Dickens was best known in England as a novelist; in America, as the founder of the U.S. Samaritans. Today Samaritans are in every large city of the country. Volunteers work twenty-four hours a day, answering telephones or meeting troubled people, to try to give them, in nonjudgmental ways, the help they need to get their lives back in order.

Remarkable People - Extraordinary Stories of Everyday Lives (Paperback): Dan Walker Remarkable People - Extraordinary Stories of Everyday Lives (Paperback)
Dan Walker
R273 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In Remarkable People, Dan Walker, the host of BBC1's Breakfast, recounts inspiring stories of the courage and selflessness of people he has met throughout his career. An uplifting tonic for the darkness and negativity of recent times. We live in an age of anxiety, besieged by bad news and uncertainty. But Dan Walker, the host of BBC1's Breakfast and Football Focus, is determined to shine a light onto stories of selflessness and compassion that seldom make the headlines. In the course of his professional life, Dan has encountered many inspiring stories of bravery and kindness. In Remarkable People, he recounts tales of incredible humanity, empathy, compassion, and a steely determination to transform lives, restore trust, renew hope. Remarkable People is the perfect book for these challenging times; an escape from the negativity of our everyday news cycle, and a tribute to courage and positivity.

What Have Charities Ever Done for Us? - The Stories Behind the Headlines (Paperback): Stephen Cook, Tania Mason What Have Charities Ever Done for Us? - The Stories Behind the Headlines (Paperback)
Stephen Cook, Tania Mason
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold early in 2020, charities were among the first to respond to the resulting social and economic distress. But recent scandals and a more critical climate have overshadowed the vital role they play. What Have Charities Ever Done for Us? rebalances the debate, using case studies and interviews to illustrate how charities support people and communities, foster heritage and culture and pioneer responses to crucial social, ethical and environmental questions. It also sets the historical context, examines cases that have attracted criticisms, analyses the political response and considers how the governance, transparency and independence of charities could be improved. Charities at their best are the conscience of society and benefit most people at some point in their lives. This book brings to life the breadth and depth of their work and the contribution they make to social progress.

It's Like Heaven - Stories from Camp Sunshine (Hardcover): Dorothy H. Jordan It's Like Heaven - Stories from Camp Sunshine (Hardcover)
Dorothy H. Jordan; Foreword by Kirby Smart, Karl Smart
R573 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R109 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1982 Dorothy H. Jordan founded Camp Sunshine to provide children with cancer a safe, normal childhood experience, to show them that others share their challenges, and to help them find community and support. In 1983 approximately forty campers between the ages of seven and eighteen attended the first summer camp, held in the north Georgia mountains. Thirty-five years later, more than four hundred campers attended the 2018 summer camp, and several hundred more children and family members participated in more than 150 additional recreational, educational, and supportive Camp Sunshine programs held throughout the year in metro Atlanta, Savannah, and other areas of Georgia. Today Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization, has hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help the leadership staff of the camp with its multiple year-round programs, as well as pediatric oncology nurses and other medical professionals who take care of the campers' medical needs while they attend those programs. It's Like Heaven documents the story of the first thirty-five years of Camp Sunshine through the voices of campers, their nurses, counselors, and other volunteers. Each chapter is a former camper's first-person story about childhood cancer and the Camp Sunshine journey, followed by reflections on the camper's experience by the camper's nurse or another member of the camp community, creating a unique narrative of each camper's struggle and path toward healing. Every story includes photos of both the camper and the camper's mentor as well as several photos that illustrate the connections, bonds, and strength of community created through Camp Sunshine.

One by One by One - Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems (Hardcover): Aaron Berkowitz One by One by One - Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems (Hardcover)
Aaron Berkowitz
R583 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R109 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Remarkable People - Extraordinary Stories of Everyday Lives (Hardcover): Dan Walker Remarkable People - Extraordinary Stories of Everyday Lives (Hardcover)
Dan Walker
R534 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In Remarkable People, Dan Walker, the host of BBC1's Breakfast, recounts inspiring stories of the courage and selflessness of people he has met throughout his career. An uplifting tonic for the darkness and negativity of recent times. We live in an age of anxiety, besieged by bad news and uncertainty. But Dan Walker, the host of BBC1's Breakfast and Football Focus, is determined to shine a light onto stories of selflessness and compassion that seldom make the headlines. In the course of his professional life, Dan has encountered many inspiring stories of bravery and kindness. In Remarkable People, he recounts tales of incredible humanity, empathy, compassion, and a steely determination to transform lives, restore trust, renew hope. Remarkable People is the perfect book for these challenging times; an escape from the negativity of our everyday news cycle, and a tribute to courage and positivity.

Unicorns Unite - How Non-Profits and Foundations Can Build EPIC Partnerships (Paperback): Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu, Vu Le Unicorns Unite - How Non-Profits and Foundations Can Build EPIC Partnerships (Paperback)
Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu, Vu Le
R437 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R70 (16%) In stock

Calling all changemakers! Open your mind, and buckle up for a bumpy ride through a truth-telling journey about the dysfunctional relationship between foundations and nonprofits. We all know that it's broken. So why haven't we fixed it? Enter the Unicorns. Join unicorns Jane Leu, Vu Le, and Jessamyn Shams-Lau for a nitty-gritty, inside look at how foundations and nonprofits relate today, and why we're stuck in the status quo. Next, get ready for a rocket-ship ride to a future filled with EPIC Partnerships grounded in equality, trust, and creativity; partnerships to help us think bigger, bolder, and better about social change. Finally, make it happen! Roll up your sleeves and dive into a series of fun and thought-provoking exercises for you to do and discuss with your team, your partners, and your board. Unicorns Unite is a whimsical journey through a challenging conversation that could hold the key to slaying the dragons of injustice and inequity once and for all.

Social Startup Success - How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference (Paperback): Kathleen Kelly Janus Social Startup Success - How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference (Paperback)
Kathleen Kelly Janus
R358 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer at the Stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or fail. She surveyed more than 200 high-performing social entrepreneurs and interviewed dozens of founders. Social Startup Success shares her findings for the legions of entrepreneurs working for social good, revealing how the best organizations get over the revenue hump. How do social ventures scale to over $2 million, Janus's clear benchmark for a social enterprise's sustainability? Janus, tapping into strong connections to the Silicon Valley world where many of these ventures are started or and/or funded, reveals insights from key figures such as DonorsChoose founder Charles Best, charity:water's Scott Harrison, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code and many others. Social Startup Success will be social entrepreneurship's essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of scale.

No Fixed Abode - Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless (Paperback): Maeve Mcclenaghan No Fixed Abode - Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless (Paperback)
Maeve Mcclenaghan 1
R330 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R46 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A sensitive expose that illustrates the complexities of modern homelessness. Moving, poetic and as rousing as Orwell.' Cash Carraway, author of Skint Estate This book will finally give a face and a voice to those we so easily forget in our society. It will tell the highly personal, human and sometimes surprisingly uplifting stories of real people struggling in a crumbling system. By telling their stories, we will come to know these people; to know their hopes and fears, their complexities and their contradictions. We will learn a little more about human relationships, in all their messiness. And we'll learn how, with just a little too much misfortune, any of us could find ourselves homeless, even become one of the hundreds of people dying on Britain's streets. As the number of rough sleepers skyrockets across the UK, No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan will also bring to light many of the ad-hoc projects attempting to address the problem. You will meet some of the courageous people who dedicate their lives to saving the forgotten of our society and see that the smallest act of kindness or affection can save a life. This is a timely and important book encompassing wider themes of inequality and austerity measures; through the prism of homelessness, it offers a true picture of Britain today - and shows how terrifyingly close to breaking point we really are.

The Guide to UK Company Giving 2021/22 (Paperback, 13th New edition): Ian Pembridge The Guide to UK Company Giving 2021/22 (Paperback, 13th New edition)
Ian Pembridge
R3,403 Discovery Miles 34 030 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How can you maximise your chances of winning corporate support in the UK? You need to know which companies give, why they give, what their criteria are and how to ask in the right way. Offering insight into 400 companies that collectively contribute around GBP400 million in the UK cash donations and in-kind support, The Guide to UK Company Giving helps you to do just that. The guide gives advice on how to develop a successful corporate partnership or sponsor, what to be aware of when seeking company support and guidance on how to apply. What does it cover? The guide includes details on companies' giving strategies and advice on how to identify those companies most likely to support your organisation. It also contains a full description of each company's community activities and a separate section on around 130 corporate grant-making charities. Each entry includes an at-a-glance profile, outlining: * Corporate social responsibility (CSR) information * Levels of giving in the UK and whether in cash or in kind * Partnerships, including Charity of the Year * Matched funding and payroll giving * Pro bono work * Commercially led support, including sponsorship Who is this book for? Both voluntary organisations seeking support from corporates, and companies looking to develop their community giving strategy, should own this indispensable guide. Research organisations and individuals investigating UK corporate giving and CSR will also need this key resource. Selling Points * Over 400 companies that might give funding or in-kind help to your charity in the UK * Section on over 137 corporate grant-making charities giving in the UK * Information on 20 Premier League football clubs' CSR programmes. * Accessible layout to help readers identify which companies are most relevant to them. * At a glance comparison of company cultures including information on memberships and accreditations * Glossary of terms and geographical index

Rescue Me! - Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories from New York City (Hardcover): Rescue Me! - Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories from New York City (Hardcover)
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) In stock
Amateurs without Borders - The Aspirations and Limits of Global Compassion (Paperback): Allison Schnable Amateurs without Borders - The Aspirations and Limits of Global Compassion (Paperback)
Allison Schnable
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Amateurs without Borders examines the rise of new actors in the international development world: volunteer-driven grassroots international nongovernmental organizations. These small aid organizations, now ten thousand strong, sidestep the world of professionalized development aid by launching projects built around personal relationships and the skills of volunteers. This book draws on fieldwork in the United States and Africa, web data, and IRS records to offer the first large-scale systematic study of these groups. Amateurs without Borders investigates the aspirations and limits of personal compassion on a global scale.

Band-Aid for a Broken Leg - Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single (Paperback): Damien Brown Band-Aid for a Broken Leg - Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single (Paperback)
Damien Brown
R440 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Damien Brown, a young Australian doctor, thinks he's ready when he arrives for his first posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Africa. But the town he's sent to is an isolated outpost of mud huts, surrounded by landmines; the hospital, for which he's to be the only doctor, is filled with malnourished children and conditions he's never seen; and the health workers - Angolan war veterans twice his age and who speak no English - walk out on him following an altercation on his first shift.In the months that follow, Damien confronts these challenges all the while dealing with the social absurdities of living with only three other volunteers for company. The medical calamities pile up - a leopard attack, a landmine explosion, and having to perform surgery using tools cleaned on the fire being among them - but it's through Damien's evolving friendships with the local people that his passion for the work grows.Band-Aid for a Broken Leg is a powerful, sometimes heart-breaking, often funny, always honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline in Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan. It is also a moving testimony of the work done by medical humanitarian groups and the extraordinary and sometimes eccentric people who work for them.

The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardcover): Toby Ord The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardcover)
Toby Ord
R665 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R120 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
It's a Battle on the Board (Paperback): Debra Allcock Tyler It's a Battle on the Board (Paperback)
Debra Allcock Tyler
R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Wouldn't charity governance be so much easier if it wasn't for all of your fellow trustees? Being knowledgeable and experienced as a trustee is important, but having the ability to interact effectively with your fellow board members, that is where good governance really starts. Get it wrong and, very quickly, you've got a battle on the board. Working in sustained harmony towards a common goal can be a tall order for many trustees. Debra Allcock Tyler's approach to this challenging subject is characteristically engaging as she adopts a different ABBA tune as the theme for each chapter. Frank and with real-life examples firmly to the fore, she mixes leadership theory with practical advice delivered straight from the shoulder. It includes: * Understanding the trustee role * Working with fellow trustees and the CEO * Compliance and regulation * Dealing with information and understanding the money * The psychology of decision-making * Managing risk and handling crisis So, if you are a trustee or about to become one, you will benefit from the insights and hard-won wisdom distilled in this book. If you want to be the dancing queen (or king) of good governance and avoid a waterloo for your charity, then this book is for you.

How to Spend a Trillion Dollars - Saving the World and Solving the Biggest Questions in Science (Hardcover, Main): Rowan Hooper How to Spend a Trillion Dollars - Saving the World and Solving the Biggest Questions in Science (Hardcover, Main)
Rowan Hooper
R398 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

If you were given one trillion dollars, to be spent in a year, on science, what would you do? It's an unimaginably large sum, yet it's also the total of the money held by the Norwegian oil investment fund alone, or the current valuations of Apple Computer and of Amazon. So it's both huge and possible. But what could you achieve? You could eradicate malaria, for one, or end global poverty. You could start to colonise Mars. You could build a massive particle collider to explore the nature of dark matter like never before. You could mine asteroids, build quantum computers, develop artificial consciousness, or increase human lifespan. Or how about transitioning the whole world to renewable energy? Or preserving the rainforests? Or saving all endangered species? You could refreeze the melting Arctic, reverse climate change, cure all diseases, and even launch a new sustainable agricultural revolution.

Older and Wiser - New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Jean E. Rhodes Older and Wiser - New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Jean E. Rhodes
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Youth mentoring programs must change in order to become truly effective. The world's leading expert shows how. Youth mentoring is among the most popular forms of volunteering in the world. But does it work? Does mentoring actually help young people succeed? In Older and Wiser, mentoring expert Jean Rhodes draws on more than thirty years of empirical research to survey the state of the field. Her conclusion is sobering: there is little evidence that most programs-even renowned, trusted, and long-established ones-are effective. But there is also much reason for hope. Mentoring programs, Rhodes writes, do not focus on what young people need. Organizations typically prioritize building emotional bonds between mentors and mentees. But research makes clear that effective programs emphasize the development of specific social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Most mentoring programs are poorly suited to this effort because they rely overwhelmingly on volunteers, who rarely have the training necessary to teach these skills to young people. Moreover, the one-size-fits-all models of major mentoring organizations struggle to deal with the diverse backgrounds of mentees, the psychological effects of poverty on children, and increasingly hard limits to upward mobility in an unequal world. Rhodes doesn't think we should give up on mentoring-far from it. She shows that evidence-based approaches can in fact create meaningful change in young people's lives. She also recommends encouraging "organic" mentorship opportunities-in schools, youth sports leagues, and community organizations.

Ticket to Ride - My Adventures in Making Big Money and Giving it Away (Hardcover): Sir Peter Lampl Ticket to Ride - My Adventures in Making Big Money and Giving it Away (Hardcover)
Sir Peter Lampl 1
R513 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R92 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The candid tale of one of Britain's most outstanding contemporary philanthropists. These pages wryly track Peter's varied career moves, from flogging tickets for one of The Beatles first major concerts, to getting inadvertently caught up in a New York family turf war while trying to buy a treated wood company. However, at the book's heart is a serious mission to present a clear and galvanising case for strategic philanthropy, crucially with the founding of educational charity, The Sutton Trust. Partly an inspiring memoir, partly an impassioned call to action for social mobility and educational equality, Peter Lampl's autobiography describes how a self-made entrepreneur amassed a fortune and then chose to use it to help others.

#impactmylife - Being the Change (Paperback): Eric Godwin #impactmylife - Being the Change (Paperback)
Eric Godwin
R497 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R94 (19%) Out of stock
The Shed That Fed a Million Children - The Mary's Meals Story (Paperback): Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow The Shed That Fed a Million Children - The Mary's Meals Story (Paperback)
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow 1
R239 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R53 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Speaking Volumes Christian Book of the Year 2016 Mary's Meals is born from acts of love. If you put all those many acts of sacrifice together it creates a beautiful thing. Mary's Meals tells the inspirational and compelling story of how a cripplingly shy fish farmer from Argyll, Scotland, became the international CEO of a global charity that now feeds over 800,000 children a day. In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when he got an idea that would change his life - and radically change the lives of others. After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week's hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew to become Magnus's life's work - leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children. Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary's Meals; an organisation that now holds the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege. It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.

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