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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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The report analyses the funding provided to environmental causes, looking at the grants of 176 trusts and foundations. It also includes a section where experienced fundraisers provide feedback on what they thought would make the grants market function more effectively...
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This reference work defines more than 1,200 terms and concepts that have been found useful in past research and theory on the non-profit sector. The entries reflect the importance of philanthropy as well as associations, citizen participation, voluntary action, non-profit...
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Concluding nearly 19 years as president of the Surdna foundation, Edward Skloot looks back on a period of rapid change in American philanthropy, social policy, politics and civic ideals. Building on his experience as grant-seeker and foundation chief executive, Skloot...
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The former White House resident has been recently described as “a philanthropist who happened to be President”. Drawing on his post-presidential career of building a foundation and leading the American voluntary response to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, Clinton’s...
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Beyond Success is a guide that aims to assist individuals with the achievement of a meaningful and lasting financial, philanthropic, and generational family legacy. The author combines his personal experiences in both the financial and philanthropic fields with extensive research...
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This book, based on Dr. Koele's PhD dissertation, addresses the complex international tax barriers facing philanthropic organisations. The book begins by defining the scope of the study including the concept of "landlock", political philosophies behind tax relief for philanthropic organisations...
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The purpose of this handbook is to assist colleges and universities in implementing investment policies that consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. It discusses the four principal ESG strategies: shareholder advocacy, community investing, positive and negative social screening, and...
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Less than 2% of UK charitable grants and less than 5% of private donations are currently allocated to environmental charities. This report suggests that the barriers to ‘green philanthropy’ include donors feeling overwhelmed by the scale of environmental problems, resistance...
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It is always good to declare one’s biases so I confess that I picked up this book expecting to find it weak on substance and, at best, inadequate. Scathing reviews of the book helpfully provided by people who knew I...
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This collection of essays is designed to show the ‘hidden history’ of women's involvement in the charitable sector and discusses how women are using philanthropy to achieve social change. Contributions from thirty female leaders and thinkers give the book an...

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