“Dr. Susan”speaks about giving and philanthropy, self-help, motivation, celebrity giving (and non-giving), many ways to give for the non-rich, such as volunteering. Giving as an aid to better health and self-enhancement. How women can shine through giving to others. Americans are the most generous people.
Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson answers many questions about the reasons to give and how to give wisely in “Giving Is Not Just For The Very Rich: A How-to Guide for Giving and Philanthropy” (ISBN 1468111043). Gitelson says her book will help readers clarify their priorities, choose charitable organizations wisely and become aware of how to make a real impact. From baby boomers to young entrepreneurs, there are numerous practical ideas for giving back, which not only help others, but also allow donors to feel better about themselves.
Gitelson gives examples of the wealthiest donors who act as pacesetters, but then goes on to consider other ways for everyone to give time, ideas and assets to help others. She offers examples of innovative givers, social entrepreneurs, celebrities, government officials, nonprofit professionals, volunteers and social media networkers who also have a positive impact on society. Analyzing the major areas for giving, she reviews religious philanthropy, education K-12, higher education, science and health, arts, culture and humanities, sports, multipurpose umbrella organizations, awards and international aid.
“Dr. Susan” has spoken at Columbia University, the Harvard Club in NY, the Rotary Club in NY, Sutton Place Synagogue, etc. She has sponsored many programs and awards at Columbia University, the City University Graduate Center, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Center for the Study of the Presidency, and elsewhere. She has published books and articles on four continents (North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa).