Tight Times

Tight Times

Author: Barbara Shook Hazen

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Published: 1983-07

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780812406641

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A small boy, not allowed to have a dog because times are tight, finds a starving kitten in a trash can on the same day his father loses his job.


Time Is Tight

Time Is Tight

Author: Booker T. Jones

Publisher: Little, Brown

Published: 2019-10-29

Total Pages: 334

ISBN-13: 0316485578

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The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music. From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the driving force in his life. While he worked paper routes and played gigs in local nightclubs to pay for lessons and support his family, Jones, on the side, was also recording sessions in what became the famous Stax Studios-all while still in high school. Not long after, he would form the genre-defining group Booker T. and the MGs, whose recordings went on to sell millions of copies, win a place in Rolling Stone's list of top 500 songs of all time, and help forge collaborations with some of the era's most influential artists, including Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam & Dave. Nearly five decades later, Jones's influence continues to help define the music industry, but only now is he ready to tell his remarkable life story. Time is Tight is the deeply moving account of how Jones balanced the brutality of the segregationist South with the loving support of his family and community, all while transforming a burgeoning studio into a musical mecca. Culminating with a definitive account into the inner workings of the Stax label, as well as a fascinating portrait of working with many of the era's most legendary performers-Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Tom Jones, among them-this extraordinary memoir promises to become a landmark moment in the history of Southern Soul.


Coping With Cutbacks

Coping With Cutbacks

Author: Emil Angelica

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Published: 1997-10-15

Total Pages: 142

ISBN-13: 1618588834

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Think about funding problems in a new way Coping with Cutbacks can help you deal with funding problems in a new way. Successful nonprofits today see that solutions of the past won't work in the long-run. Authors Angelica and Hyman urge you to take a different approach, shifting your thinking from ""How do we get more money to keep our nonprofit in business?"" to ""How do we involve other segments of the community to address community issues?"" How to go about working together The first part of the book shows you practical ways to involve business, government, and other nonprofits to solve problems together. In the process, you'll be making new connections, creating buy-in, and bringing new partners to the table. The second part of this unique guide gives you a six-step process for coming up with solutions to problems—financial or otherwise—that your organization is facing. The steps are similar to what a consultant might use to help you clarify the problem, set up criteria for success, brainstorm strategies, and finally, pick the best strategies. Detailed worksheets walk you through each step and help you write a workplan. Find immediate help with 185 specific cutback strategies Coping with Cutbacks also includes 185 specific cutback strategies gathered from interviews with a wide variety of nonprofit managers. These strategies can be put to use right away to help you overcome short-term crises, manage change, and use your resources more effectively. You’ll learn 51 ways to increase revenues, manage money differently, increase fund-raising, expand services, and improve productivity; 64 ways to cut costs, deal with bills, modify staffing, and change services; 28 ways to change how your organization works, including its mission, culture, and structure; 40 ways to involve more people in solving your problem, including other nonprofits, businesses, the community, and the government; and much more!


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Author: Michele Gelfand

Publisher: Scribner

Published: 2019-08-20

Total Pages: 384

ISBN-13: 1501152947

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A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences the way we think and act. In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, Michele Gelfand, “an engaging writer with intellectual range” (The New York Times Book Review), takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age groups, family variations, social classes, businesses, states, and nationalities, she has identified a primal pattern that can trigger cooperation or conflict. Her fascinating conclusion: behavior is highly influenced by the perception of threat. “A useful and engaging take on human behavior” (Kirkus Reviews) with an approach that is consistently riveting, Rule Makers, Ruler Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.


Fundraising When Money Is Tight

Fundraising When Money Is Tight

Author: Mal Warwick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2009-03-27

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 0470494735

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A NONPROFIT SURVIVAL KIT for HARD TIMES "This is a must-read for all of us in fundraising. Mal Warwick includes practical approaches for difficult economic times, from zero-based thinking about our programs to strategies for relating to our donors and making certain our fundraising programs are prepared to succeed not only now but when the economy recovers." —Eugene R. Tempel, president, Indiana University Foundation "Brilliant! No nonprofit organization can afford to ignore the insightful advice Mal Warwick offers in this concise and eminently readable book. It's practical, down-to-earth, and addresses the complex, real-world challenges of raising money in tough times." —Ben Jealous, president, NAACP "Fundraising When Money Is Tight is an important book in a difficult time for all. This is the right book for anyone who is committed to advancing the public good." —Jane Wales, founder, Global Philanthropy Forum, and vice president, Aspen Institute "This is a must-read book by any fundraising manager. It's timely, it's a good read, and the moment I put it down I made sure my managers got focused, got real, and got with the project today." —Mark Astarita, director of fundraising, British Red Cross


In Good Times and Bad

In Good Times and Bad

Author: M. Gary Neuman

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Published: 2009-09-17

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 0470573252

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How to maintain a strong marriage no matter what comes your way Now more than ever, couples are facing tough times that can impact on even the strongest of marriages. In In Good Times and Bad, family counselor and relationships expert M. Gary Neuman and his wife, Melisa, take a look at one of the biggest issues couples face, money management, and give you the tools you need to deal with whatever financial challenges come your way. The Neumans explain why it's so important to talk about money in your marriage and offer strategies on how to discuss this often avoided topic. No matter what your age or how long you've been together, In Good Times and Bad will teach you how to come together when it matters most. Learn what money means to you and how to strengthen your marriage even during challenging times Includes strategies for dealing with other tough times such as grieving or serious illness From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Truth about Cheating In Good Times and Bad is the tool you need to ensure your relationship remains strong through all of life's ups and downs.


Tight

Tight

Author: Torrey Maldonado

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2019-08-27

Total Pages: 194

ISBN-13: 1524740578

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* "Maldonado excels at depicting realistic and authentic interactions between middle school boys."--School Library Journal (starred review) A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2018! Tight: Lately Bryan's been feeling it in all kinds of ways. He knows what's tight for him in a good way--reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama's hard to escape where he's from, and that gets him wound up tight. And now Bryan's new friend Mike is challenging him to have fun in ways that are crazy risky. At first, it's a rush following Mike, hopping turnstiles, subway surfing, and getting into all kinds of trouble. But Bryan never feels right acting wrong. So which way will he go when he understands that drama is so not his style? Fortunately his favorite comic heroes shed light on his dilemma, reminding him that he has power--the power to choose his friends and to stand up for what he believes is right . . . Torrey Maldonado delivers a fast-paced, insightful, dynamic story. Readers will connect with Bryan's journey as he navigates a tough world with a heartfelt desire for a different life.


His Shoes Were Far Too Tight

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight

Author: Edward Lear

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Published: 2013-04-02

Total Pages: 41

ISBN-13: 1452126690

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Renowned author Daniel Pinkwater and best-selling poet and artist Calef Brown team up to champion the ridiculous! These endlessly fascinating and imaginative poems are as fresh and delightful today as they were when Edward Lear wrote them more than a hundred years ago—from "The Owl and the Pussycat" to "The Pobble Who Has No Toes." This charming book proves that, sometimes, there's nothing children need more than a healthy dose of nonsense!


Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Author: Laura Rose Wagner

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2015-01-06

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1613126964

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"Laura Wagner has managed to get a huge amount of Haiti into the pages of this book: the sun, the rain, the bottomless spiral of catastrophe, rage, despair and indomitable hope." —Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti "In Haiti they say 'Kreyòl pale, Kreyòl konprann.' Speak plainly and honestly, and be understood. Laura Wagner does just that in this brave, beautiful book, bringing us the complex life of Magdalie, and a glimpse of a people's soul." —Jonathan M. Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster "Haiti, already one of the poorest countries in the world, was devastated by the earthquake in 2010. This is a story of everything that comes after: from a candid depiction of the international response to a young girl’s account of what a life of desperation can do to an individual and to a society. Magdalie’s journey shows the importance of connections, of family and friends, during difficult times and the anguish that comes when those bonds are broken. In her debut novel, Laura Rose Wagner has managed to capture the devastation of loss while providing determined hope for the individual and the nation. An important read for anyone who wishes to better understand the reality of life in Haiti after the earthquake." —Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners in Health Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After losing the woman who raised them in the tragedy, Magdalie and Nadine must fend for themselves in the aftermath of the quake. The girls are inseparable, making the best of their new circumstances in a refugee camp with an affectionate, lively camaraderie, until Nadine, whose father lives in Miami, sends for her but not Magdalie. As she leaves, Nadine makes a promise she cannot keep: to bring Magdalie to Miami, too. Resourceful Magdalie focuses her efforts on a reunion with Nadine until she realizes her life is in Haiti, and that she must embrace its possibilities for love, friendship, and a future.