SHUT UP & GIVE?
WHERE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY MEET
Our efforts in the underserved world need to be focused on lasting solutions. Local capacity. Local responsibility. Local innovation.
Are we going to stick to the path of tradition, never examining the true results & impacts of our well-intentioned efforts? Or chart a new course?
We have an opportunity to be part of the changes we want to see in the world and focus on business solutions as a means to fight poverty – solutions that empower individuals, extinguish dependency, and promote dignity.
This book takes the reader on a journey into the lives of real people achieving real, measurable results by merging responsibility with opportunity. Learned the hard way across five continents, the author shares stories from the field that paint a hopeful story – a story about solutions & relating to the underserved world in a whole new way.
Shut Up & Give? is about the future more than it is the past – a future filled with hope, dignity, and confident, empowered individuals.
RETHINK MISSIONS: REAL STORIES, REAL IMPACT
Is it possible that charity and missions efforts have unintentionally harmed those whom we are trying to help? Through real stories form the developing world, this book will provide you with a better understanding of how to ReThink your current missions efforts in ways that allow for maximum impact on those you are seeking to help. This quick read connects the ideas of PovertyCure to real examples and shows what it practically looks like when we rethink poverty and rethink missions. It also draws from many great resources including When Helping Hurts and Toxic Charity, giving a quick snapshot of perspectives.
BRIDGING THE FINANCE GAP FOR THE MISSING MIDDLE
How can we include the economy in our efforts to create social impact? Through the story of building Arrow Global Capital, Three Jobs answers that question and many more. It’s not enough to simply feel good about the checks we write and handouts we give — our efforts can and should create jobs, promote education access, and ensure food security for communities around the globe. Together, we can create lasting change. Three Jobs provides an inside look at what it means to take “impact investing” to the next level by focusing on the entrepreneurial journeys of a few key partners.