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How To Be Great At Doing Good: Why Results Are What Count and How Smart Charity Can Change the World by Nick Cooney

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3Facing the “Brutal Facts” on How Much Good We Are Accomplishing

Gritting Our Teeth and Heading Down the Slope

A few years ago I went skiing for the first and possibly the last time in my life. It was one of the most unpleasant experiences I've ever had.

The debacle took place 9,000 feet up in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. While the idea of skiing in Arizona may sound like a joke, or at least something entirely unnatural (maybe you're imagining artificial snow packed on top of hot, dusty cliff sides, with a cactus poking out from beneath the white façade), the reality is that the White Mountains are pretty aptly named. They are hit with 250 inches of a snow a year, more than enough to make the area a skiing Mecca for those living ...

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