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Charity U.S.A. : an investigation into the hidden world of the multi-billion dollar charity industry / Carl Bakal.


New York : Times Books, [1979] .
ISBN 9780812908152, 0812908155

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Subjects Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States.
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations.
Charities -- United States.
Charities.
Fund raising.
Liefdadigheid.
United States.
Description xii, 498 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Includes information on American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Foundation for the Blind, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American National Red Cross, Arthritis Foundation, beggars and panhandlers, black charities, blindness, Boysʼ Clubs of America, Boys Town, Camp Fire Girls, cancer, Christianity and charity, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, diabetes, Disabled American Veterans, evaluating a charity, fund raising techniques, Girl Scouts, government support, guide dogs, history of philanthropy, Jaycees, Jewish giving, kidney disease, lung diseases, mental illness, mental retardation, minority related charities, misuse of funds, motivations for giving, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Easter Seal Society, National Foundation March of Dimes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Planned Parenthood Federation, poverty and the poor, Protestant giving, Roman Catholic giving, scouting, tuberculosis, United Cerebral Palsy Association, United Jewish Appeal (UJA), United Way, volunteer workers, Volunteers of American, et cetera.
Contents PRESENT AND PAST -- The American way of giving -- 4000 years of philanthropy -- THE DONORS -- The people who give-and why -- Foundations: are they an endangered species? -- The myth of corporate largesse -- The volunteer: saint or scab? -- THE DONEES -- In the name of religion: giving in good faith -- Christian charity-and gullibility -- The tin cup approach to disease -- Are the big health charities outmoded? -- The disease of the month club -- The battle of the blind -- The Red Cross: disasters, blood and money -- Should charity support social welfare? -- Orphans and other aspects of foreign aid -- The quality and equality of life -- Fake, hoax and charity -- THE TECHNIQUES -- Getting people to give: the art of fund raising -- Theyʼve got you on a list -- Behind the scenes of a telethon -- The charity ball game -- PLANNING, PLEDGES AND PRESSURES -- Putting it all together: the fund-raising campaign -- Secrets of the charity pros -- Why Jewish fund raising is so successful -- Sweet charity gone sour: the not-so-United Way -- YOU AND CHARITY -- The art of giving wisely -- The basics of taxwise giving -- THE FUTURE OF CHARITY -- Farewell to alms?
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4835361
(OCoLC)ocm04835361
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WorldCat Identities Bakal, Carl, 1918-
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