Monday, March 30, 2009

The Give Back Solution

If the Obamas have inspired you to give back to your community, but you don't know how or you think you don't have enough time or money, have I got the book for you!

The Give Back Solution: Create a Better World with Your Time Talents and Travel (Whether You Have $10 or $10,000). From the book description:

Reaching out and supporting others brings out the best in all of us. Giving back strengthens America—but the under-appreciated secret is that it lifts us up, too. Part call-to-action, part inspiration, part practical research guide to make-a-difference opportunities, The Give-Back Solution captures the idealism and generosity sweeping our country, even in the face of serious challenges.

Dance to raise money for fighting malaria
Organize an office book drive
Build schools in Belize on a volunteer vacation
Invite friends over for a dinner that benefits the hungry
Visit the Amazon and support sustainable rainforests
Work in a Kenyan orphanage
Clear trails in America's wilderness
Clean up rivers in your own backyard
Micro-bankroll an African entrepreneur climbing out of poverty
Use your 9-to-5 experience to teach business skills in your community or online

With amazing stories of everyday volunteers having the time of their lives giving back, social change leader Susan Skog shows how you can join the groundswell of goodwill, whether you volunteer abroad or support efforts locally, and whatever your time, talents, or resources.

Check out Susan's list of easy, inexpensive Ways to Be a Change Agent.

Good news for Denver folks: Susan (who happens to be a pal) will be at Tattered Cover Colfax on Friday night talking about her new book. Hope to see you there! And if you can't be there, you can ask TC to have Susan sign a book for you and send it to you--an easy, inexpensive way to give back to a local indie bookstore!

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