"The Tactics of Hope is a practical avenue through which people can connect with people, institutions, and resources, as well as ideas. Wilford's book is a wonderful contribution to the field! It is clear that he knows in a deep way what social entrepreneurship is. "
-- Bill Drayton, Founder, Ashoka
"Innovative and inspiring...Tactics of Hope is for any individual looking to make a difference in the world"
-- Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
The Tactics of Hope is a groundbreaking book that will give you hope and inspiration to move from concern to passion and action about how to make a difference in the world. In the news, we hear all about the pain and suffering. Creative solutions are here: this book tells twenty-seven stories of social entrepreneurs from around the world, places as diverse as the Amazon Rainforest, Himalayan Mountains, New Orleans, villages in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Silicon Valley. Rich or poor, male or female, this book teaches you how to create opportunities and careers that do well for yourself and do good for the world.
"Awesome book on social entrepreneurship with inspiring case studies and excellent perspectives for seasoned practitioners in the field of nonprofits/social change as well as those less experienced who are interested in making a difference in the world and looking for some guidance/advice/opportunities. I used selected parts of the book for a workshop I taught at Stanford University and highly recommend "Tactics of Hope". - Gordon Bloom, Harvard Professor
"An inspiring book chock-full of stories about doing good in the world through entrepreneurship. Should be required reading for all incoming college freshmen!" - Bay Area Reader 'Avid Reader'
Wilford has a BA from Yale, a PMD from the Harvard Business School and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. His professional career has been devoted to understanding and taking actions to address global challenges.
David Hopkins has worked with Wilford Welch on international projects since 2004. In addition to his intergenerational collaboration with Wilford, after graduating from Middlebury College in 2007, he joined a group of committed entrepreneurs to start a new nonprofit venture called Borderless Educations (BE). read more...
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Through our publisher, Palace Press, we offer an association with Global ReLeaf, an organization that will plant two trees for each tree used in the manufacturing of each book we print. Global ReLeaf is an international program run by American Forests, the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization and a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration. This provides publishers a unique way to print on premium papers while simultaneously helping the environment through our program of "replanted paper."