January 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm , by Amanda Wolfe
In this video clip (which you really must watch!), Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of the Acumen Fund, tells the amazing story that sparked her do good efforts and inspired her memoir, The Blue Sweater. The book traces her journey from young idealist to a CEO whose organization brings affordable and sustainable healthcare, water, energy and housing to people in serious need. She’s even donating the proceeds from the paperback copies to her organization and other charities that tackle poverty. The paperback will be available on February 16, but you can pre-order a copy now. You can also order a cool “book club in a box” which comes with books, bookmarks, and discussion guides—perfect to bring a little do good flavor to your next book club meeting.