The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All
Jamal, Azim & Harvey McKinnon. The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All. Tarcher: Penguin. Aug. 2008. c.208p. index. PSYCH~Exercises and summaries provide excellent starting points for reflection and discussion on giving. Previously published in Canada by the authors, this is recommended for inspirational collections in public libraries. Background: Motivational speaker Jamal (The Corporate Sufi) and fund-raising specialist McKinnon (Harvey McKinnon Associates, Canada) truly believe that giving brings out the best in people and makes the world a better place. Using examples from their own lives and from well-known stories of philanthropy (including examples given by Bill Clinton in his Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World), the authors demonstrate that everyone has something to give whether it be money, time, knowledge, wisdom, skills, leadership, attention, touch, advice, hope, laughter, or love. The positive results of giving affect not only the receiver but also the giver. By first listening to yourself, then clarifying your values and vision, you can discover what you can give and begin giving, first to your family, then expanding to your community and to the planet. Chapters address the basic questions: Why? What? To whom? How? When? Where? And how much to give?--Lucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., CA.