Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation

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An Amazon #1 Best SellerPractical, wise, and witty, Do Good Well is a groundbreaking book that offers a comprehensive and readily adaptable guide to social innovation that not only captures the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of our time, but also harnesses the insights, wisdom, and down-to-earth experience of today's most accomplished young leaders.

Written in a fresh voice and a dash of humor, Do Good Well avoids the typical generalized takeaways and overly simplistic "how-to" advice which lacks a grounding in a larger context. It delivers instead a winning combination of theory, anecdote, and application that walks you through the process of identifying a problem, developing an action plan, and then executing the plan in a way that will get results.

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YOUR GUIDE FOR TURNING IDEALISM INTO IMPACT
Do Good Well is for anyone who wants to make an impact. A practical, personal leadership manual, Do Good Well shows that by taking action and harnessing creativity and innovation, you can chip away at daunting social problems - helping to lift people out of poverty, improve health, protect the environment, advance human rights - you can lead lasting social progress next door and across the world. Written with a fresh voice and a dash of humor, Do Good Well is a unique resource that draws upon the experiences of today's most talented young leaders to deliver a winning combination of self-discovery, how-to, and best practices, to fuel, guide, and maximize your impact.
THE VISION. You see inequalities and injustices everyday on the news and in your community, but how can you identify a problem that not only needs you but also captures your individual passions, values, and strengths? Part I begins at square one, by discovering who you are as a leader. It guides you through the interactive process of finding your cause, analyzing said cause through a new lens that filters the best opportunity points for change, and then brainstorming ideas that have promise and potential. 

THE METHOD. There are a lot of good ideas out there, but how do you turn an idea into a solution? Part II presents the Do Good Well Method, a game plan for problem solving that bridges the gap between good intention ("doing good") and lasting results ("doing good well"). The Method can be applied to any idea, any community, and any action, from strengthening a neighborhood public service project to launching a business. Follow the Do Good Well Method's 3 core principles - Do What Works, Work Together, and Make It Last - to establish a solid foundation of effective, collaborative, and sustainable action to drive your unique brand of leadership. 

THE TOOLS. Part III is packed with the step-by-step instructions and nitty-gritty details necessary to execute your action plan efficiently. Each chapter is devoted to a specific task or skill, from those you'll need when starting off to the ones that will facilitate growing and engineering sustainability. And because each chapter in Part III has contributions from expert young leaders, you'll benefit from their honest advice and anecdotes as well as high-yield tips inspired by their successes and mistakes. 

Your time to lead is now. Social responsibility can be a lifestyle, made up of efforts small and large. Whether you're working in a boardroom, classroom, or chatroom, whether you're an entrepreneur, activist, scientist, artist, leader of a business or nonprofit, or a student eager to unlock your potential, Do Good Well is your partner, empowering you to turn your idealism into impact.
TOP 10 WAYS TO USE DO GOOD WELL
Become a Leader
Are you eager to tackle the problems of the world, but just don't know where or how to get started? Do Good Well provides an introduction to a wide variety of causes that need your help, then shows you how to identify the problems you're not only passionate about, but are also uniquely suited to solve.

Inspire Friends and Family
Do you know someone you'd like to encourage to actively engage in the world around them, someone whose leadership potential is great, but who has yet to fully realize that potential? Do Good Well celebrates the wonderfully exciting socially-conscious era in which we live, and this enthusiasm is infectious. But Do Good Well does more than just inspire individuals to action - it gives them the tangible tools to take the next critical steps.

Kickstart an Idea
Perhaps you've already identified a cause you're passionate about, and have already thought of potential solutions to the problem. How do you tell a good idea from a bad one? How do you execute the idea in a way that yields compelling results? Do Good Well walks you through how to size up a potential solution, as well as strategies to maximize its chances of success. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based solutions, collaboration, and innovation.

Strengthen a Group
Are you already working toward solving a particular problem, but you find you could use a helping hand to guide your actions? Maybe you suspect your efforts aren't as effective as they could be, or you've been considering incorporating as a non-profit but aren't sure how. Perhaps you're looking for specific ways to build a team mentality, cultivate partnerships, or engineer greater sustainability into your work. Do Good Well features targeted, step-by-step advice in these and many more subject areas, helping you increase your impact both now and in the future.

Revitalize an Organization
If your organization isn't quite what it used to be, if your membership is dwindling or your impact is waning, Do Good Well has the tools you need to give your group a tune-up. From proven strategies in media and marketing to attract more members, to troubleshooting techniques and re-launch campaigns, Do Good Well will help you not only dust off the cobwebs, but also fortify your group against future problems.

Classroom Instruction
Packed with worksheets to engage students, case studies to illustrate key points, and thought-provoking questions and anecdotes to make the journey even more enjoyable, Do Good Well presents a highly adaptable and readily understandable model for social innovation and community action. The book is easily integrated into any curriculum, from a half-day standalone event, to a year-long multi-part course. Do Good Well is your partner in inspiring, motivating, and empowering today's students and young adults.

Manage Clubs and Organizations
Do Good Well is the perfect addition to any community or campus group interested in innovation, organizational growth, and expanded impact. Page after page is filled with down-to-earth, readily applicable advice you'll be able to easily incorporate into your group, from day to day activities and special events to and long-term direction and sustainability.

Leadership Workshops and Trainings
The skills and attitudes so critical to effective leadership are developed at length in Do Good Well, with ample exercises and worksheets to reinforce these lessons. From leading a team and working with friends to building partnerships and transitioning leadership, Do Good Well is a fantastic text for workshop and training facilitators looking for a single resource to guide and augment sessions.

Group Retreats
Enhance your group retreat with Do Good Well. Whether your group is a student organization, non-profit, business, religious group, or service group, Do Good Well will help you nurture leadership and problem-solving skills within your community.

Self-Improvement Efforts
Self-knowledge is the key to identifying the causes and problems that inspire an individual to greatness. Do Good Well was designed with this key principle in mind, and as such, features a number of reflection exercises and worksheets designed to help you understand not only your key motivators and values, but also your greatest personal strengths and weaknesses. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be a more effective leader and find greater satisfaction in your work to change the world for the better.

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Written with a fresh voice and a dash of humor, Do Good Well is a groundbreaking book that offers a comprehensive and readily adaptable guide to social innovation that not only captures the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of our time, but also harnesses the insights, wisdom, and down-to-earth experience of today's most accomplished young leaders. Do Good Well delivers a winning combination of theory, anecdote, and application, giving you the framework you need to turn your idealism into action and make an impact next door or across the world.

The authors present a 12-step process that empowers readers to act on their passions and concerns. This process is organized into three parts: Do What Works, Work Together, and Make It Last. They offer specific guidance for following the process through practical and prescriptive actions such as building organizations, fundraising, launching activism campaigns, creating partnerships, and incorporating as a business or non-profit. The book incorporates accounts of young people in action, and always reinforces the message that social innovation can be a lifestyle, made up of efforts small and large. It is not an all-or nothing proposition, and anyone can affect social change.

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