Global Impact book club

Book clubs create a unique opportunity to engage both remote and in-person employees and encourage them to interact with each other, discuss current events and learn more about issues affecting our global community. We invite you to join in our book club by sharing, reading and discussing these books as a group with your employees. 
You can also set up your own book club – Global Impact can help you get started by working with you to select a book from our partner library and providing questions that will help spark conversations among your employees during discussions. We can also organize events and other activities such as:
  • Author participation (readings, Q&As, interviews, signings, etc.)
  • Featured organization presentations to discuss the book and their work
  • Trivia and other games

The Moment of LiftThe Moment of Lift book jacket
Melinda Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
April 2019 selection

As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates has been a significant force in advocating for the strength and equality of women and girls around the world. In her new book, “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World,” she tells the story of her journey through activism and how she came to understand that the health of societies starts with the equality of women. She delivers a powerful call-to-action for all global citizens to realize their vital role in bringing about change. 

The Locust EffectThe Locust Effect
Gary Haugen, President & CEO, International Justice Mission
January 2019 selection

This quarter our featured book is The Locust Effect. As the world continues to battle poverty, the threat of violence threatens to undercut all progress. In this book, our charity partner International Justice Mission’s CEO Gary Haugen describes how violence destroys lives and blocks the road out of poverty, much like the destruction of a horde of locusts. See the front line of the battle to end poverty, and learn how we might be able to forge a new path toward a more sustainable and peaceful future.
Here are some possible discussion questions:
  1. What comes to mind when you think of poverty (ask before and after reading the book)?
  2. What are some ways we can address the way violence provides a barrier to ending poverty?
Learn more about the book or watch Gary Haugen’s TED Talk.

Take Me with You: One Person's Journey to Find the Charity Within Take Me with You
Scott Jackson, President & CEO, Global Impact
October 2018 selection

Highlighting Scott Jackson’s background while also spotlighting Global Impact partners and how their work connects with the Global Goals, Take Me with You is a moving story that will make you laugh, cry and hopefully inspire people to take action and find the “charity within”— Jackson’s personal philosophy of making a choice to live in a way that improves life for others.
Here are some possible discussion questions:
  1. How have your past experiences influenced your giving?
  2. What cause is most important to you?
  3. After learning about the Global Goals, which is more important to you? Had you ever heard of them before now?

Please contact us to learn more about our book club resources and to discuss how we can help develop an experience specifically for your team.
Remember, Global Impact offers a variety of engagement opportunities that allow corporations to rally an increasingly diverse workforce around the spirit of giving. Other engagement opportunities include interactive learning, kit builds, food packs, collections or drives, and more. 
This book club is an ongoing feature in Global Impact's quarterly campaign newsletters.