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The Blue Sweater Mountains Beyond Mountains KaBOOM!

The Blue Sweater

By Jacqueline Novogratz

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it.

Mountains Beyond Mountains

By Tracy Kidder

This compelling and inspiring book shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.

KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play

By Darell Hammond

KaBOOM is the powerful, uplifitng journey of a man who grew up in a group home with his seven brothers and sisters and went on to build a world-class nonprofit that harnesses the power of community to impove the lives of children.

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Good to Great and the Social Sectors Giving 2.0 The Search for Social Entrepreneurship

Good to Great and the Social Sectors

By Jim Collins

Jim Collins Answers the social sector with a monograph to accompany Good to Great based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders.

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World

By Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

The future of philanthropy is far more than just writing a check, and Giving 2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level can harness the power of technology, collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship to take their giving to the next level and beyond.

The Search for Social Entrepreneurship

By Paul Charles Light

Research on social entrepreneurship is finally catching up to its rapidly growing potential. In The Search for Social Entrepreneurship, Paul Light explores this surge of interest to establish the state of knowledge on this growing phenomenon and suggest directions for future research.

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