Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World By Bill Clinton ✐ – Heartforum.co.uk Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies a Here, from Bill Each of PDF ✓ Clinton, is a call to action Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations and by individuals to solve problems and save Giving: How eBook ✓ lives both down the street and around the world Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, regardless of income, available time, age, and skills, can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreamsBill Clinton shares his own experiences How Each of MOBI · and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six year old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well known and unknown heroes of giving Among them Dr Paul Farmer, who grew up living in the family bus in a trailer park, vowed to devote his life to giving high quality medical care to the poor and has built innovative public health care clinics first in Haiti and then in Rwanda a New York couple, in Africa for a wedding, who visited several schools in Zimbabwe and were appalled by the absence of textbooks and school supplies They founded their own organization to gather and ship materials to thirty five schools After three years, the percentage of seventh graders who pass reading tests increased frompercent topercent Oseola McCarty, who after seventy five years of eking out a living by washing and ironing, gave , to the University of Southern Mississippi to endow a scholarship fund for African American students Andre Agassi, who has created a college preparatory academy in the Las Vegas neighborhood with the city s highest percentage of at risk kids Tennis was a stepping stone for me, says Agassi Changing a child s life is what I always wanted to do Heifer International, which gave twelve goats to a Ugandan village Within a year, Beatrice Biira s mother had earned enough money selling goat s milk to pay Beatrice s school fees and eventually to send all her children to school and, as required, to pass on a baby goat to another family, thus multiplying the impact of the giftClinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers, and the fulfillment they now experience through giving He writes about energy efficient practices, about progressive companies going green, about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world He shows us how one of the most important ways of giving can be an effort to change, improve, or protect a government policy He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so importantBill Clinton s own actions in his post presidential years have had an enormous impact on the lives of millions Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving We all have the capacity to do great things, President Clinton says My hope is that the people and stories in this book will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that citizen activism and service can be a powerful agent of change in the world.

William Jefferson Bill Each of PDF ✓ Clinton born William Jefferson Blythe III was the forty second President of the United States, serving from to He was the third youngest president, older only than Theodore Roosevelt and John F Kennedy He became president at the end of the Giving: How eBook ✓ Cold War, and is known as the first baby boomer president, as he was born in the period after World War II He is the husband of the junior United States Senator from the state of New York and a Democratic candidate in the US presidential How Each of MOBI · election, Hillary Rodham ClintonClinton was described as a New Democrat and was largely known for the Third Way philosophy of governance that came to epitomize his two terms as president His policies, on issues such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, have been described as centrist Clinton presided over the longest period of peace time economic expansion in American history, which included a balanced budget and a reported federal surplus Clinton reported a surplus of billion at the end of his presidency, based on Congressional accounting rules His presidency was also quickly challenged On the heels of a failed attempt at health care reform with a Democratic Congress, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives for the first time in years In his second term he was impeached by the US House for perjury and obstruction of justice, but was subsequently acquitted by the United States Senate and completed his term Polls of the American electorate taken at this time showed that up to % were against pursuing the allegations N Y Times December , Clinton left office with a % approval rating, the highest end of presidency rating of any President who came into office after World War II Since leaving office, Clinton has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work He created the William J Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes, such as treatment and prevention of HIV AIDS and global warming In , he released a personal autobiography, My Life.

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    Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World PDF/EPUB named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well known and unknown heroes of giving Among them Dr Paul Farmer, who grew up living in the family bus in a trailer park, vowed to devote his life to giving high quality medical care to the poor and has built innovative public health care clinics first in Haiti and then in Rwanda a New York couple, in Africa for a wedding, who visited several schools in Zimbabwe and were appalled by the absence of textbooks and school supplies They founded their own organization to gather and ship materials to thirty five schools After three years, the percentage of seventh graders who pass reading tests increased frompercent topercent Oseola McCarty, who after seventy five years of eking out a living by washing and ironing, gave , to the University of Southern Mississippi to endow a scholarship fund for African American students Andre Agassi, who has created a college preparatory academy in the Las Vegas neighborhood with the city s highest percentage of at risk kids Tennis was a stepping stone for me, says Agassi Changing a child s life is what I always wanted to do Heifer International, which gave twelve goats to a Ugandan village Within a year, Beatrice Biira s mother had earned enough money selling goat s milk to pay Beatrice s school fees and eventually to send all her children to school and, as required, to pass on a baby goat to another family, thus multiplying the impact of the giftClinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers, and the fulfillment they now experience through giving He writes about energy efficient practices, about progressive companies going green, about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world He shows us how one of the most important ways of giving can be an effort to change, improve, or protect a government policy He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so importantBill Clinton s own actions in his post presidential years have had an enormous impact on the lives of millions Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving We all have the capacity to do great things, President Clinton says My hope is that the people and stories in this book will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that citizen activism and service can be a powerful agent of change in the world."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
  • Bill Clinton
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 0307266745

10 thoughts on “Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World

  1. Kip says:

    As others have noted, Giving is inspiring in that it illuminates a myriad of ways that service can be offered, both in the United States and abroad I also was heartened to find out how much particular individuals and groups are already doing to fight AIDS, eliminate hunger, improve literacy, mentor youth, provide jobs and job training, etc And the variety of ways people approach problems is interesting to read about Unfortunately, I m often dismayed that there is so much suffering in the worl As others have noted, Giving is inspiring in that it illuminates a myriad of ways that service can be offered, both in the United States and abroad I also was heartened to find out how much particular individuals and groups are already doing to fight AIDS, eliminate hunger, improve literacy, mentor youth, provide jobs and job training, etc And the variety of ways people approach problems is interesting to read about Unfortunately, I m often dismayed that there is so much suffering in the world and so much indifference to that suffering But those feelings are not constructive if they only result in emotional paralysis However, reading this book has strengthened my resolve to focus my efforts on a few worthy causes where I feel that I can make a genuine difference.On the other hand, I was disappointed by the fact that this book was neither well written nor particularly thoughtful Giving is littlethan a string of examples organized around a few themes Some of the examples areinteresting than others But as I read the book, I found myself wishing that it provideddetails about the people who are serving and how their service is making a difference Fewer examples of giving, perhaps, anddevelopment Help us get to know the people Also, I would have liked to see athoughtful analysis of the issues surrounding giving, and maybe even some honesty about the potential pitfalls and failures that have arisen in dealing with humanitarian crises

  2. Jessica says:

    It always pains me if I don t finish a book which is rare It was especially frustrating not to finish this book as I am greatly interested in giving back Unfortunately the book wasn t what I expected It was merely a string of anecdotes on different types of giving as opposed to concrete advice on how to going about fulfilling any of these yourself Those who would most benefit are those who have no concept about giving back and how small actions can make big difference There is a list of o It always pains me if I don t finish a book which is rare It was especially frustrating not to finish this book as I am greatly interested in giving back Unfortunately the book wasn t what I expected It was merely a string of anecdotes on different types of giving as opposed to concrete advice on how to going about fulfilling any of these yourself Those who would most benefit are those who have no concept about giving back and how small actions can make big difference There is a list of organizations and resources in the back that may benefit people looking forconcrete guidance

  3. Lauren says:

    I very much liked the premise of this book that you could, and should, give no matter who you are, where you are, what you have, or how rich you are There is almost always something you have that someone else needs I think I inherited from my grandfather an abhorrence to throwing things away As a result, I am always looking for new ways to get rid of things I don t need without just trashing them My favorite go to places are the public libraries books, magazines , battered women s shelters I very much liked the premise of this book that you could, and should, give no matter who you are, where you are, what you have, or how rich you are There is almost always something you have that someone else needs I think I inherited from my grandfather an abhorrence to throwing things away As a result, I am always looking for new ways to get rid of things I don t need without just trashing them My favorite go to places are the public libraries books, magazines , battered women s shelters and day care centers clothes and toys , homeless shelters food and the Volunteers of America just about anything.But you can give no matter what you have An extra bike A baseball glove that is too small Ice skates Old books Aluminum Unopened cosmetics and sanitary supplies An extra set of silverware Musical instruments Girl Scout cookies you bought out of guilt but will never eat Time Money Whatever you have to give, give.What I didn t like was that much of the book seemed to be a big bunch of look at how cool I am and all the people I know and aren t we awesome Well, he was president for eight years, not to mention all of the other work he has done and does, so of course he knows a lot of people, and yes, they are awesome and all the work they do is awesome But the tone kind of rubbed me wrong.I think I might have preferred this book with anecdotes followed by lists of things to give and where to give them

  4. daniella says:

    The first book I ve ever read that I found truly inspirational or that made me want to cry on every page.The stories of individuals making small differences in the world read large differences in their communities gradually segue into those of contributors to multi million dollar NGOs I was in the last chapter when I realized that Bill was giving us the tools to go out there and make the differnce ourselves.A lovely nonpartisan work by a man so obviously interested in changing the world f The first book I ve ever read that I found truly inspirational or that made me want to cry on every page.The stories of individuals making small differences in the world read large differences in their communities gradually segue into those of contributors to multi million dollar NGOs I was in the last chapter when I realized that Bill was giving us the tools to go out there and make the differnce ourselves.A lovely nonpartisan work by a man so obviously interested in changing the world for the better At times a little self congratulatory, but overallinterested in offering examples of positive change than necessarily promoting his own foundation Then again, he knows his own experiences best, so why not discuss his foundation Regardless you all know how I feel about dear Bill, and I do truly love this book

  5. Tommy says:

    I can not remember the last time I read such a boring book The idea of inspiring people to serve and help is an excellent one and I had high hopes for this book.The major problem with this book is that it reads like a laundry list or a back patting name dropping list Bill Gates did this, Bono did this, I did this, and on and on and on It wasn t inspiring in the least, was repetitive, and not horribly practical.It didn t give ideas of things that any one person could do beyond the generic Th I can not remember the last time I read such a boring book The idea of inspiring people to serve and help is an excellent one and I had high hopes for this book.The major problem with this book is that it reads like a laundry list or a back patting name dropping list Bill Gates did this, Bono did this, I did this, and on and on and on It wasn t inspiring in the least, was repetitive, and not horribly practical.It didn t give ideas of things that any one person could do beyond the generic This billionaire politician celebrity donated raised billions of dollars to start this massive help agency If you want to help and have billions of dollars or fame, do that If not, just look for a local chapter of one of the things I just mentioned It doesn t even seem like Bill Clinton tried

  6. Tes says:

    I was disappointed that Mr Clinton is not a better writer Everyone knows that giving but Mr Clinton s constant use of I and my foundation and Hillary and Mr Bush make for a pretty monotonous rea I was disappointed that Mr Clinton is not a better writer Everyone knows that giving volunteering are important vital to our world today However, this book is not what is going to convince this generation or the next or the last one for that matter to give It is a good resource list if you are looking for organizations to be a part of or to research for future giving but Mr Clinton s constant use of I and my foundation and Hillary and Mr Bush make for a pretty monotonous read The stories he does mention do illuminate the very real problems in this world but to hear him tell it his foundation or Hillary or the Gates or some other billionaire or incredible person is already giving or doing farthan anyone else

  7. Greg says:

    I really, really wanted to like this book I wanted to be inspired But it just read like a long, boring list of non profits After three chapters I started to skip around in the book, picking pages at random And they all seemed the same Bill Clinton knows so and so, who runs non profit A, that helps people in South AfricaBill Clinton knows so and so, who runs non profit B, that helps people in CambodiaBill Clinton knows so and so, who runs non profit C, that helps people in China.Not in I really, really wanted to like this book I wanted to be inspired But it just read like a long, boring list of non profits After three chapters I started to skip around in the book, picking pages at random And they all seemed the same Bill Clinton knows so and so, who runs non profit A, that helps people in South AfricaBill Clinton knows so and so, who runs non profit B, that helps people in CambodiaBill Clinton knows so and so, who runs non profit C, that helps people in China.Not inspiring Just blah blah blah So disappointing.This was published in 2007, and I suspect it was just a publicity piece to help Hillary s run against Obama

  8. Diane says:

    A very inspiring book about all the good that comes from donating your time, your skills and your money There s an entire chapter devoted to one of my favorite charities, Heifer International, and Clinton has a full list of charities and other organizations at the back of the book Luckily, all the info is also posted on his website, so I was spared the hassle of photocopying the resources section.What I enjoyed most in the book were the individual stories A very inspiring book about all the good that comes from donating your time, your skills and your money There s an entire chapter devoted to one of my favorite charities, Heifer International, and Clinton has a full list of charities and other organizations at the back of the book Luckily, all the info is also posted on his website, so I was spared the hassle of photocopying the resources section.What I enjoyed most in the book were the individual stories of donors and recipients At a time in the world when there is so much fear and worry, this book is something you can point to and say, See There is still goodness and generosity and hope The message is that you can focus on small areas where you can affect positive change It s a great read for anyone wanting to give something back, regardless of political affiliation

  9. Ashley says:

    I was excited to read this book as I was looking for a little inspiration to move me back into community service, but so far I have not found it I m 3 chapters into it and I think Bill has used the word I 500 times I am finding myself marking questions in the columns that express my frustration with his foundation, his emphasis on certain points and his wording of things I may have become partially swayed by the recent Newsweek article which talked about the book being WJC s attempt at a le I was excited to read this book as I was looking for a little inspiration to move me back into community service, but so far I have not found it I m 3 chapters into it and I think Bill has used the word I 500 times I am finding myself marking questions in the columns that express my frustration with his foundation, his emphasis on certain points and his wording of things I may have become partially swayed by the recent Newsweek article which talked about the book being WJC s attempt at a legacy other than Monica and impeachment I am going to continue with this book and will keep you posted

  10. Heather says:

    I was really disappointed by this I generally like Clinton I m halfway through his autobiography and was really impressed with his storytelling in that However, as someone committed to social justice and public service, I didn t find much inspiring in this book I appreciated the listing of resources, but I suppose I was hopingfor philosophical insight into giving The last chapter partly appeased my desire, but really, there were only one or two parts of the book where I thought, Oh I was really disappointed by this I generally like Clinton I m halfway through his autobiography and was really impressed with his storytelling in that However, as someone committed to social justice and public service, I didn t find much inspiring in this book I appreciated the listing of resources, but I suppose I was hopingfor philosophical insight into giving The last chapter partly appeased my desire, but really, there were only one or two parts of the book where I thought, Oh That s interesting I get about as much from the reflective narratives my students write about their community service requirement

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