Giving Back: How to Do Good, Better

Do you wish you could do more to change the world but don’t know how? Do you ever look around at the many charities asking for donations and feel overwhelmed? This inspiring and uplifting book explores the effectiveness of charity and calls for more radical giving if we want to contribute to a better world.

During a period when British society seems more divided than ever, and our decision makers are even more disconnected from the issues that keep us awake at night, Giving Back highlights the people and movements taking on some of the most challenging social issues of our time.

A respected figure in philanthropy, Derek A. Bardowell presents his insight into what’s going on inside the world of giving and where we can best make a difference.

From redefining the role of charity itself to reimagining philanthropy through a reparative lens, Bardowell introduces a new take on how social problems, from climate change to racial injustice, can be tackled in modern society by all of us.

Filled with lively insights and moving stories, Giving Back is here to break down the walls of charitable giving. If you loved Factfulness, Lost Connections, and What White People Can Do Next, this book will challenge some of your truths and change the way you give.


Reviews

“Personal, political, powerful.”
Bernardine Evaristo

“Important and timely… Deeply felt and illuminating… Essential reading for everyone committed to fairness and equality in life.”
Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“A valuable act of remembrance… While wealth may confer privileges, it doesn’t rid you of melanin or exempt you from prejudice.”
Colin Grant, Guardian

“Bardowell does an excellent and passionate job of refracting the issues.”
Financial Times

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