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The Gentle Legions: National Voluntary Health Organizations in America (Philanthropy and Society) epub

by Richard Carter


The Gentle Legions: National Voluntary Health Organizations in America (Philanthropy and Society) epub

ISBN: 1560000538

ISBN13: 978-1560000532

Author: Richard Carter

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Transaction Publishers (January 1, 1992)

Pages: 332 pages

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National voluntary health organizations are popularly viewed as charities .

But as Richard Carter brilliantly demonstrates, the combination of health and charity also provides thebasisfor difficulties. The Gentle Legions "is a candid and illuminating analysis of the big, voluntary health organizations that have dominated in the second half of the century. Carter discusses how big philanthropies function, their goals in the fund-raising campaigns, and the projects that have resulted in both miraculous discoveries and disastrous failures.

The gentle legions: National voluntary health organizations in America. The relationship of religion and philanthropy in religious philanthropic organizations, ed. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. Central Bureau of Statistics. avis Thomas, 28–49. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Richard Carter, American Publisher, writer. Recipient George Polk Memorial award, 1952. Gentle Legions : a Probing Study of the National Voluntary Health Organizations. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Authors Guild, National Association Science Writers, National Turf Writers Association. Health organizations). Health organizations. 1P1NG/?tag prabook0b-20. The Gentle Legions: National Voluntary Health Organizations in America (Philanthropy and Society). Most Americans have a high opinion of health maintenance and a lesser opinion of charity.

National Voluntary Health Organizations in America. Published January 1, 1992 by Transaction Publishers.

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD, or NVOAD) is a coalition of the major national voluntary organizations in the United States that have made disaster-related work a priority. National VOAD member agencies provide skilled direct services along the continuum from disaster prevention and preparation to response, recovery, and mitigation. NVOAD is the only nationwide organization of VOAD members in the United States.

The gentle legions: National voluntary health organizations in America: by Richard Carter. Transaction Publishers, 1992. 335 pp. Published on Feb 1, 1994in Social Science & Medicine. DOI :1. 016/0277-9536(94)90265-8. Copy DOI. Judith H. Hibbard56. Estimated H-index: 56. Request Full-text.

The gentle legions: National voluntary health organizations in America by . June 2006 · Enterprise and Society

The gentle legions: National voluntary health organizations in America by ?. Transaction Publishers,. June 2006 · Enterprise and Society. ABSTRACT- The invention of America was for Europeans the starting point of a process of interrogations and examinations of certitudes considered until then as intangible because they were based on Faith's Truth. The elaboration of Utopias, after Thomas More's one published in 1516, are some of the expressions of this intellectual swarming.

Other voluntary agencies soon copied this pattern, and it is still the typical practice for large-scale fundraising. During World War I, coordination of effort became a trend in philanthropic activity. In the United States, this coordination took the form of Community Chests, which combined a number of charities under one appeal, now known as the United Way. Today the organization and coordination of philanthropy has eliminated much of the spontaneity of giving.

National voluntary health organizations are popularly viewed as charities and are not inclined to debate this designation since this accounts for much of their success. But as Richard Carter brilliantly demonstrates, the combination of health and charity also provides thebasisfor difficulties. Most Americans have a high opinion of health maintenance and a lesser opinion of charity. They are unlikely to be comfortable linking one with the other.

The Gentle Legions is a candid and illuminating analysis of the big, voluntary health organizations that have dominated in the second half of the century. Since the original publication of this book thirty years ago, some new groups have arisen and some old ones have collapsed. What has remained constant is a high participation of volunteers to such causes. Carter discusses how big philanthropies function, their goals in the fund-raising campaigns, and the projects that have resulted in both miraculous discoveries and disastrous failures.

A new introduction brings Carter's story up to date, and provides background for a work that remains unsurpassed in clarity of expression and intellectual scope. The Gentle Legions is a thought-provoking study of the sociology, economics, and ethics of modern medical charity.