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Reference books are always useful. In this list some books have been reviewed whilst others are listed as recommended reading.

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This is a ‘fundraisers’ bible’. Essential reference containing information on the grant-giving, deadlines, contact details and advice for applicants of the largest UK trusts and foundations.
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First published in 1992, this classic guide to fundraising is probably the most widely read amongst UK fundraisers. This book explains how to put Burnett’s basic proposition into practice – that fundraising is about relationships, not money - with action...
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We are all social animals and our thinking and behaviour can be greatly influenced by those around us. This book explains how to apply the psychology of persuasion to crafting fundraising appeals.
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Billed as a ‘down to earth’ guide to giving, this book explores the act of giving (financial and otherwise) and offers advice on whom to give to, when to give and how much. The authors are both described as ‘inspirational...
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A companion report to Giving in India , the primary goal of this report is to help donors who care about Indian children to understand what the funding priorities are, and to identify organisations they might want to support. It...
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With mass youth unemployment on a scale not seen since the early 1990s, and a government campaign committing £1bn to tackling the issue of supporting young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), this is said to be a...
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The guide contains examples of how charities and funders benefit from analysis, and explains new Philanthropy Capital’s charity analysis framework, which looks at how charities can assess their effectiveness in six areas: • activities; • results; • leadership; • people...
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This short monograph provides an overview of the current landscape for philanthropy, social investing and the social sector. It claims to indicate major trends, identify meaningful innovations and predict important breakthroughs during the coming twelve months. This is the first...
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This book is written for “boom-generation women” (those born between 1943-1964) and those who need to understand that slice of the demographic pie, such as advisors and fundraisers. In a departure from the standard formats of ‘how to’ giving textbooks...
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Bold letters on the cover jacket state: 'You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist ', so this book is aimed at all those who want to give effectively to a cause that is important to them...

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