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    Arthur Brooks Charity

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    “Who Really Cares: The surprising truth about compassionate conservation” surrounds itself about charity, which comes from the Latin word “caritas”, which means “affection.” I didn’t know that charity had so many in depth meanings until reading this book. Arthur Brooks associate his definition of charity to be monetary and non-monetary, and has to be consensual and beneficial. Nevertheless, I agree with his associations. I feel that charity does not have to solely about giving money, more of volunteering your time, making someone smile, showing appreciation, being a listening ear, or even giving advice. Anything that can have an impact on someone else life should be considered a charitable doing. In the book Brooks brings attention to the fact…

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    Instead of being than our partners, neighbors and collaborators they are seen on a lower level than the rest of us, as if we are looking down on them. Giving has become something that people just do, but why do we do it? In the “Toxic Charity” reading, it is said that almost 90 percent of American adults are involved personally or financially with some sort of charity. But why? I think, similar to the “healthy living” trend that is lush in today’s world, it’s become “fashionable” to volunteer…

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    Charity does exist, but not in the sense which Feinberg speaks of it. Feinberg speaks about “duties of charity,” but this is where Feinberg errs. While there certainly is such a thing as charity there is no such thing as a duty to be charitable. Inserting a legal duty into the equation nullifies any charitable action. For instance, if the government taxes me to take care of the poor this is not charitable. The government taxing me and later distributing my coerced contribution in a noble way is…

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    According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the United States. These charities rely on the time, talent, and financial support of volunteers to achieve their goals. For many volunteers, the satisfaction of helping others is often enough reward for their efforts. However, for many people, an incentive is a major motivation to become involved within or donate to the charity or charitable event. Is this…

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    Standing Out In a World of Fraudulent Non-profits Before donating to a charity, one should always look at where the money goes. The unavoidable conversation with the volunteer worker just ahead on the trail to donate to their cause might just be a far less innocent act than perceived. In modern society, many charitable organizations have adopted overly-capitalistic practices with regard to their income. As the former executive director of Oxfam, Nicholas Stockton describes the hiring practices…

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    Since the collapse of the Soviet Block, NGOs have become the western philanthropist’s favorite methods of charity (Edwards). This focus on organizations that were not tied to governments was due to a perceived ineptitude of legitimate regimes to provide necessary social welfare, be it domestically or abroad, leading many to think that these organizations could create a higher quality of service at a lower, and more privately subsidized cost (Zaidi). The more prominent NGOs have become over the…

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    Angus Deaton’s main argument in Response to Effective Altruism is that it is extremely difficult to help the poor people of the world. Deaton also states that foreign aid and other charities are an ethical problem. Arguing against effective altruism, Deaton says that the proof of charity effectiveness is based on technical outfits which are inaccurate. The charity GiveWell is the Consumer Reports for altruists according to Deaton, which means GiveWell creates a minimum cost for saving a child’s…

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    United Way Summary

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    does. This helps the brand image of United Way Worldwide because each community will get help or at least see the benefits of their United Way which is tied to the national. Local agencies contribute to the brand image of the national. Brian Gallagher, has he brought more transparency to the organization. Since taking the helm of United Way Brian Gallagher has received very positive PR. He was also very vocal with wanting transparency in the company. Many news articles talk about Gallagher’s…

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    Providing incentives promotes others to support charity, benefitting both sides, and working toward the greater good of humanity. In fact, many companies, and even our own government, give some form of incentive when performing a charitable act, whether it be tax refunds, prizes, etc, after all, isn’t the overall goal to help others? As humans, we are constantly dwelling on the good we could do for ourselves, regardless of others opinions, feelings, or will of the people as a whole.…

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    coffee vessel in exchange for a certain sum of donation. This is not unusual, in fact, when acts of charity are requested, organizations often incentivize support. Their goal is to create a situation that is more conducive to gathering contributions; thus, an increase of procurement rate occurs. Another reason that acts of benefaction are not selfless is because of the social pressure that is often applied and surrounds charity.…

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