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What Would Drucker Do Now? by Rick Wartzman

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6The Public and Social Sectors

Getting from Giving

’Tis the season for giving. Yet, as Peter Drucker knew so well, the rewards from such actions flow two ways—not just to those in need, but to those who get a lift from making a difference in an all-too-troubled world.

That is why on Christmas Day I went over to a church not far from my house to help dish up dinner for the hungry and homeless. Dozens of volunteers from my synagogue and elsewhere passed out about 1,000 plates of food. Many others, of course, will participate in similar activities today—and every day. Volunteering across the nation is at a 30-year high, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, with 27 percent of adults donating their time and talent to a ...

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