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Raising Charitable Children Hardcover – May 1, 2006

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Raising Charitable Children shows how children can be taught about philanthropy, shaping how they approach giving as adults. --M.J. Prest, The Chronical of Philanthropy, April 6, 2006

About the Author

Carol Weisman, president of Board Builders, is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer and consultant who specializes in volunteerism, fund raising and governance. She has worked with a wide range of clients. She has served on 28 boards and has been president of 7. Carol has published extensively on governance and volunteerism and is the author of "Secrets of Successful Boards: The Best from the Nonprofit Pros" "Build a Better Board in 30 Days: A guide for Busy Trustees", "Secrets of Successful Retreats" and "Secrets of Successful Fundraising," which is the first nonprofit management book ever to be selected by The Book of the Month Club. She is working on "Raising Charitable Children: Kids Who Give as Good as They Get." Carol won a Telly Award for her PBS special "Building a Board with a Passion for Mission." She is still trying to figure out how to mount her award on her car.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: F.E. Robbins & Sons Press; First Edition edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976797208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976797203
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Regnier on June 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I found this book so funny, so frank and so refreshing. Lots of great, practical ideas, not just about what to do in terms of charity and volunteering but about why and how to do it and how to involve your kids in meaningful ways. The author doesn't suggest you have to go about this charity thing HER way; instead, she helps you discover YOUR way. I liked that.

There was a lot competing with Carol Weisman's book for my attention when I bought it -- several books already on the nightstand -- but once I picked up RAISING CHARITABLE CHILDREN, I couldn't put it down (an easy, meaty read)... and my youngest is almost 20 years old, so it's not like I'm doing a lot of hands-on parenting anymore.

I started reading with a bit of a chip on my shoulder -- I felt I had done a lot of things "right" in raising my own charitable child and wondered if the author would disagree. As I read, I felt both validated but also motivated to take some additional steps, even at this late stage in my parenting.

Already, this book has changed the way my family celebrates birthdays, thanks to the "Grandma's Birthday Gift" chapter, and it will change the way we support our favorite causes from here on out. Look out, future grandkids!

I'm sending copies to everyone I know who has a baby. Beyond that, I believe every teacher, every pastor, every coach, every CEO should apply the lessons from this book -- its wisdom is so adaptable. In a mere 125 pages, Carol Weisman captures the most important keys to making our world kinder, more civilized and a heck of a lot more fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Laack VINE VOICE on January 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
If you have not yourself been involved in reaching out to others through volunteering and giving financially but want to encourage your children in these areas, Weisman's book would be a good idea starter. Her information is sound, her intentions are good, and the very brief text is clear and well-supplied with some thoughts on where to begin.

Beyond these high and noble intentions, however, there isn't a lot here, and I would highly recommend checking the book out of the library rather than buying it. Then give the $15 you'll save to a worthwhile cause. Better yet, involve your children in finding out how what that $15 will buy when given to a favorite charity.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laurie E. Lentz-marino on September 8, 2006
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Carol Weisman's book is genius. It's fun and quick to read and you are left feeling you now have a more positive direction in which to live out the rest of your life. The 'resources' list at the end of the book is great. Even if your children are teenagers or already grown this book is a spiritual boost. There are no 'do-overs', but our culture can use more enlightened individuals of any age and stage in life- which is what you'll be after you have quickly absorbed what she has to teach you. I have had the great good fortune of hearing Carol Weisman speak. She is as genuine and wise in the flesh as she is on the page. You want to incorporate her sage and practical advice into your life. I have also met her sons. They are as she portrays them.........responsible, generous, funny, loving, kind, happy, thoughtful and philanthropic.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Dressel on July 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading your book, "Raising Charitable Children". The reading is easy and the examples of using your family gives it the right touch. I am sending a copy to each daughter. I know they will enjoy the book as well. I have told them about the book and

they are very anxious to read it. It is inspiring and so easy to use your suggestions. For those of us in the non profit world, your book will help us considerably. Thanks for writing so creatively and inspiring our young adults!
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