Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient, and Rewarding
This book is about a man who volunteers to help serve food to the homeless one night, only to become dismayed at the ineffectiveness of the process. It transforms his life and he transforms the industry. He founds DC Central Kitchens and turns it into a highly successful 12-week job-training program that not only feeds a lot of people but equips former homeless transients and drug addicts with culinary and life skills to gain employment in the restaurant business.
What does this have to do with fusion?
The Fusion Energy League is a nonprofit organization that works with other organizations that promote fusion. As such, we are very interested in issues of organization, coordinating and funding of nonprofit ventures. Egger’s ideas are very practical and eye opening. The principles apply.
Note also that Robert Egger is the founder of CForward,
CForward is a nonpartisan, 501c4 advocacy organization that champions the economic role of the nonprofit sector and supports candidates who include the sector in their plans to strengthen the economy.
From the Amazon review:
You are a good person. You are one of the 84 million Americans who volunteer with a charity. You are part of a national donor pool that contributes nearly $200 billion to good causes every year. But you wonder: Why don’t your efforts seem to make a difference?
Enlightening and provocative, engaging and moving, this book is essential reading for nonprofit managers, corporate leaders, and, most of all, any citizen who has ever cared enough to give of themselves to a worthy cause.