Please note the July 25th Book Club Meeting has been changed from July 25th to August 2nd. Please see updated details below.
Book: The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
When: Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Cost: Free to Net Impact members; Limit of 8 attendees
RSVP: Email Lisa
Location: TBD. Address will be provided when you RSVP.
The Blue Sweater is the inspiring personal memoir of a woman who has spent her life on a quest to understand global poverty and to find powerful new ways of tackling it. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Jacqueline Novogratz brings us a series of insightful stories and unforgettable characters â€” from women dancing in a Nairobi slum, to unwed mothers starting a bakery, to courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, to entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds.
She shows, in both hilarious and heartbreaking ways, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called “patient capital” can help make people self-sufficient and change millions of lives. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to tackling poverty, this book challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.