- The psychology and health benefits of giving. She discusses how giving improves overall happiness and well-being.
- Why is showing compassion considered evolutionarily beneficial? Are we wired to give?
- Why do non-profit organizations reject some donations but not others?
- Simple ways to make giving a part of our everyday mindset. Perhaps you could help someone carry their groceries or pay for someone else's coffee.
- How to find products to buy and companies to support that give back or support a worthy cause.
- Stories of how individuals and companies have found joy and meaning in their giving.
Jennifer also stresses the importance of letting people know how you are giving~~not to toot your own horn~~but because it has been proven that giving is contagious. You just might inspire others to start their own giving campaigns.
Jennifer also stresses that we can "give back" by purchasing items that allow us to shop "consciously." There are a lot of legitimate companies that offer products that are Fair Trade. When you purchase Fair Trade items, the employees have been paid a fair wage.
The book has "40 Ideas to Make Your World a Better Place." There are lots of websites listed in her book that give you a practical starting-off point to start your giving journey.
Jennifer also gives tips on how to take your passion for a cause and turn it into a business or nonprofit that supports the cause. There are lots of resources listed for this purpose also.
I love that Jennifer isn't just trying to tell us why giving is good. She also gives so many practical tips, resources and websites.
Here are the chapters:
- Acting on the Pull to Give
- The Psychology of Giving
- Giving Model 1: Everyday Acts of Kindness
- Giving Model 2: A New Approach to Traditional Philanthropy
- Giving Model 3: Shopping With a Conscience
- Giving Model 4: Taking Action on Your Passion
- Giving Model 5: Giving as a Business Model
- Giving Model 6: Giving it Forward
- Become a Simple Giver
You can find her book beginning today at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound
You can find out more about Jennifer Iacovelli and her publisher in these ways:
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for free to facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and no other compensation was received. This post contains an affiliate link
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