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Where Am I Giving: A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference. Where am I?

  • ID: 4454553
  • Book
  • August 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Where Am I Giving? is the book for everyone who wants to change the world but isn′t sure how.

Praise for Where Am I Giving?

"...thought–provoking and often entertaining insights into the importance of thinking carefully about where we give."

Peter Singer, professor of bioethics, Princeton University, and founder of The Life You Can Save

"A must read for all charity–minded people."

Arun Gandhi, Founder–President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, Rochester, NY

"An inspirational book that′s also a fascinating travelogue . . . . We′ll all be better off if our friends and neighbors read this."

Pauline Frommer, Publisher, Frommer′s Guidebooks

"...an exciting adventure of a ′How–To′ book on giving, volunteering, and generally making the world a better place...hugely entertaining while offering practical, real lessons and guidelines."

Conor Grennan, founder of Next Generation Nepal (NGN), and author of Little Princes

"Traveling with Kelsey Timmerman in the pages of Where Am I Giving? will inspire you to do the most good you can do."

Will MacAskill, President of the Centre for Effective Altruism and author of Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and How You Can Make a Difference

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Introduction: The Trash Picker, the Slave, and the Garment Maker (The World, 2001 2018)

Part I: Why Give (When I Have Problems of My Own)?

Chapter 1: Life After College (Nepal, 2001)
The mission / The responsibility of privilege / The Good Person Equation

Chapter 2: One Night in a Slum Showed Me How Poor I Was (Kenya, 2010)
Why should we care when we have our own problems? / My problem with missionaries / Giving thoughts and prayers

Chapter 3: We Aren t the Heroes (Kenya, 2010)
Toxic charity / Fair trade travel

Chapter 4: Confessions of a Volunteer Addict (Muncie, 2010)
Benefits of volunteering / 100–hour rule / Make where you live interesting

Chapter 5: What Can One Person Do? (Cambodia, 2017)
Leaving Hollywood for a dump in Cambodia / The White Savior Industrial Complex

Chapter 6: Happiness Isn t Having a Lot; It s Giving a Lot (Cambodia, 2017)
The Hero s journey / What The Matrix teaches us about happiness and purpose / Four pillars of meaning

Chapter 7: Giving Is Complicated: Ethnic Cleansing in the Most Generous Nation on Earth (Myanmar, 2017)
Change starts with students / Problem with empathy / World Giving Index / Problem with orphanages

Chapter 8: Seeing Differently to Make a Difference (Myanmar, 2017)
A not–so–noble Nobel Peace Prize winner / Problem with karma / Intent matters

Chapter 9: Giving on Purpose (Myanmar, 2017)
Giving alms / Meditating on giving

Chapter 10: The Gift of Tasting Ice Cream (Myanmar, 2017)
A former monk on giving / Solitude / Thoreau s three chairs

Part II: What Can I Give?

Chapter 11: Science of Do–gooding (Kenya, 2017)
Effective altruism / The cost to save a life / Should you give your kidney? / Extreme givers

Chapter 12: Money for Nothing (Kenya, 2017)
Universal basic income / Proximity to need / The poor are better givers

Chapter 13: No Justice, No Peace (Kenya, 2017)
Election chaos / Freedom versus aid / Legacy of colonialism / Human rights / Maslow s Hierarchy of Needs

Chapter 14: Giving Is Immeasurable: Change One, Change 100 (Kenya, 2017)
Waging peace on warriors / Stepping–stones in the river of life / Education as a path out of poverty / Help one, help 100

Part III: Start Local

Chapter 15: Growing Up Gandhi (India, 2017)
Mandated giving / The Mother Teresa controversy / Gandhi on giving

Chapter 16: Start with Your Local (India, 2017)
Crossing caste lines / Towers and slums / Untouchables

Chapter 17: Start Small (India, 2017)
Locals challenging societal norms / Creating leaders / The girl effect

Part IV: The Gift of Travel

Chapter 18: Should You Go on a Slum Tour? (India, 2017)
Poverty porn? / History of slumming it / Impact of slum tours

Chapter 19: Joy in a Hopeless Place (Kenya, 2017)
Safari Doctors / Following the locals lead / Go make a difference / Investing in people

Chapter 20: See Yourself in the Lives of Others (Kenya, 2017)
It s a wonderful life? / Our struggles connect us / Wisdom of traditional societies

Chapter 21: Travel If You Can  It s Fatal to Prejudice (Kenya, 2017)
How travel makes you a better human / Travel creates philanthropists / Responsible tourism / Reverse culture shock

Part V: Is Helping Helping?

Chapter 22: The Kiva Controversy (Cambodia, 2017)
The problem with microlending / Meeting Kiva borrowers / Giving fads

Chapter 23: Sponsor a Child, Save the World? (Zambia, 2017)
The realities of child sponsorship / Stories versus stats / Psychic numbing / Aid and dependency

Chapter 24: Marine Wages War on Poverty Through Locally Led Change (Kenya, 2010)
Fighting terrorism by fighting poverty / Starting with the end in mind

Chapter 25: The Little Village That Was Supposed to Change the World (Kenya, 2017)
UN s Millennium Development Goals / Can unlimited resources end poverty? / Do we need more or less aid?

Part VI: Our Gifts Connect Us to the World

Chapter 26: The Strength in Your Story (USA, 2012 2018)
Listening is an act of love / The gift of your story

Chapter 27: The X Factor in the Good Person Equation


About the Author

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Kelsey Timmerman
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