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The Givers
The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age | David Callahan
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An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all. From the Hardcover edition.
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TheSpineView Love this! It is so true! 💜 1mo
FantasyChick So true! 21pts 1mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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https://theliteracysite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/lit/home Please click everyday, it‘s free! You‘ll help funding books for children and you‘ll make the world a better place with just one click! ❤️📖

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As much as I like to think of myself as a generous person (I actually am....) but ;) HOW ABOUT YOU?

Sace My heart skips a best, but more like a terrified way. 🤣 I am neither a borrower nor a lender of personal collection books. 3mo
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MyBookSwapClub
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Let's join in and share #LitsyLove. Please take a pick and share a post with tag #BookSwapDrop and tag me

Chrissyreadit What is world book night? 9mo
MyBookSwapClub It's a night when people share books and pass it on to strangers, friends or public places. It's sort of an encouragement other people to read 9mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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@TheReadingMermaid #150kGiveaway

My favorite genre would have to be psychological thriller and/or young adult.

Enter with me!!
Repost and retag above. Tell Tamara your favorite genre.
Good luck everyone 🍻🍻

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo 🙌 thank you so much for entering and much luck to you sweetheart 🤗 11mo
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Eggs
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Watch for @TheFunkyBookworm giveaway tomorrow

TheFunkyBookworm Thanks for the repost!!! 🎉💜 2y
Eggs @TheFunkyBookworm My pleasure 😇 2y
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Tomigirl44
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Who doesn‘t enjoy a fun #giveaway? Thanks, @TheFunkyBookworm Tune in tomorrow and/or check out her page for more info #YAWednesday 🎈🎉📚📖👏

TheFunkyBookworm Thanks for reposting!!! 🎉💜 2y
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Bookworm54
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Just a reminder that #BookWorm50KGiveaway is still open for entries until midnight on July 1st. Winner to be drawn on the 2nd July.

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.

Just use the hashtag and tag me in a post about your favourite book(s) :)

#InternationGiveaway #GlobalGiveaway #50K #Litfluence

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RebelReader
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The awesome @JoScho is doing her first giveaway and she wants to know what makes us unique.
Here‘s a few weird facts about me:
1. I have sight in both eyes, but only see out of one eye at a time.
2. I know how to drive a tractor
3. I don‘t like to share popcorn at the movies. I want my own bag.
4. I like sauerkraut mixed in my mashed potatoes.

#uniquelyyou

Cinfhen I like knowing all this randomness 🤗 2y
BookishMe 💪🏽🚜💪🏽 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh that sauerkraut mix sounds delish!! 2y
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Bostonmomx2 How did docs figure out you can only see out of one eye at a time...I‘ve never heard of that before 😉 2y
Palimpsest I like sauerkraut potato pierogi so that sounds good! 2y
RebelReader @Bostonmomx2 If I was looking at you with one eye the other one would wander way off. People could never tell if I was looking at them or not. I had strabismus surgery 5 years ago that fixed the muscles so both eyes look at you, but still only see out of one at a time...purely cosmetic, but insurance did pay! (edited) 2y
JoScho Love knowing all those things about you 💕 2y
RebelReader @Palimpsest @JanuarieTimewalker13 My Dad liked the dish and we had it at least once a week growing up. My friends called it “Dick‘s Stringy Potatoes”. The Hubs makes Varaniky (so?) and he always did potatoes ones and sauerkraut ones separately. I think the plain sauerkraut ones are too tart and the plain potato ones too blah. Now he does them together. Yum! 2y
Bostonmomx2 @RebelReader that‘s fascinating! 2y
CouronneDhiver You‘re superwoman! That‘s all so neat 2y
Kaye Doggone. I wish I could give you two ❤️❤️ for this one. First of all , how did they find out about your eye condition if they both work but only one at a time ? And how do they take turns ? Does your brain just click them off and on so they both get a turn so one doesn‘t have to do all the work ? Fascinating. And anybody that swirls sauerkraut in with their mashed potatoes should get a bonus point @joscho. Can @rebelreader have a bonus ? (edited) 2y
RebelReader @Kaye I can switch eyes at will if I think about it. I used to be able to freak people out before the surgery. After the surgery my daughter would just stare at me because it was so weird for my eyes to look normal. Now I never even think about it. Thanks for lobbying for a bonus for my unusual food choices. I love seeing all these random things about everyone! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#chooseyourowngiveaway @cobwebmoth What a wonderfully generous giveaway ❤️. I would love to win the two books 🤞🏻thankyou for this lovely post 💕💕💕

cobwebmoth Thanks for entering! 2y
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JoScho
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Congrats on your Litfluence milestone!! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway 💕😊💕🎉
#superstephsurprise!

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Cathythoughts
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#LitsyApocalypseGiveAway congratulations 🍾 🎈 dear Cindy 🎉you are the best X Thankyou for this giveaway. @Cinfhen
Thankyou for the tag @TrishB
I tag @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm

Cinfhen Thanks, Cathy 😘😘😘 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag, Cathy! 💕 Congratulations @Cinfhen ! 🎊 2y
batsy Thanks for the tag! 😘 Congratulations on your Litsy anniversary @Cinfhen 🥂 Love the hashtag 😂 2y
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#litsyisthebestUS

Congratulations @callielafleur!!! 🎉🎉🎉 thanks for hosting this fun #giveaway!!!
I thought this was funny! 😂😂

LeahBergen Wishbone IS the cutest Mr. Darcy! 😆 2y
sammisho All this talk about McFayden vs Firth and we forgot about the most important one! @LeahBergen @sprainedbrain 2y
sprainedbrain Gosh I love Drunk Austen. 😂😂😂 2y
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melyndarae Aww Wishbone was the best!! 2y
robinb I miss Wishbone! 😍😔 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🎵What's the story Wishbone?🎶 ... This is going to be stuck in my head for a while 😂 2y
TheDaysGoBy Loved Wishbone as a kid! 2y
sammisho @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks... now its suck in my head! 2y
sammisho @TheDaysGoBy @robinb kids these days don't even know how much they are missing out! 2y
robinb @sammisho You said it! 👍 2y
readinginthedark Wishbone!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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melyndarae
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Congrats on hitting 5k!! And thanks for hosting a #5kgiveaway
@ErinSueG

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blithebuoyant
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My best book of 2017 was Eragon! @Wilkie #5kgiveaway

Wilkie Good choice! 2y
blithebuoyant @Wilkie I invite everyone who told me to read it years ago to laugh at me because I was waist deep in Harry Potter from age 8 to 16 and I refused to read anything else XD so now I'm making it my business to read everything I missed! 2y
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Leniverse
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@TheBookKeepers have reached 1k followers (and then some) and are celebrating with a giveaway. Three cheers! #bookkeepersGIVEAWAY

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RebelReader
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Another great #giveaway you don't wanna miss! @TheBookKeepers are giving away three books! Go to their page and find out how to enter #TheBookKeepersGiveaway!
Congrats on 1K! 💕🎉🎊❤️

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umbrellagirl
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Congratulations @TheBookKeepers on 1,000 following! #bookkeepersgiveaway

TheBookKeepers Thanks for sharing! Stay tuned on our main page & help us decide what books to giveaway 😀 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Heck why not. Thanks. #bookkeepersgiveaway

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MorbidAi
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Have you entered @pagehabit's #readingwishlist yet? They're giving away over $10,000 in books! Enter here http://vy.tc/eGNvq79

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alisahar
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BookGoGo
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We are having our first giveaway over on Instagram, go check us out at TotesaGoGo and enter to win, we are shipping international 😘😍👏🏻❤️

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kerry
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Really intrigued by this one, but it may be a touch too much like work (I manage a grantmaking program) for Sunday Funday reading... #tbr #nonfiction

StephanieY I say read during work hours, because research! 😋 3y
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