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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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Though privately controlled, foundations perform essential roles that serve society at large. They spearhead some of the world's largest and most innovative initiatives in science, health, education and the arts, fulfilling important needs that could not be addressed adequately in...
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This stimulating document contains a range of articles written by experienced and new philanthropic commentators who share a belief that global philanthropy is on the verge of a qualitative shift in contributing to the public good. The inflection point is...
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The first edition of Powell's Research Handbook has been an essential source of reference since it was first published in 1987. This new edition is thoroughly updated and includes two chapters of particular interest to people working in the philanthropy...
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Whenever popular commentators reach for the name of a philanthropist, chances are that it is Andrew Carnegie, the Scots-born US steel magnate and originator of foundational philanthropy, whom they first recall. But beyond his nationality, source of wealth and scale...
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If history holds some important insights for modern day philanthropy then Ruth Crocker's meticulous biography of Mrs Russell Sage is highly informative. It is Crocker's purpose to ensure that we should not underestimate the significance of Olivia Sage, not only...
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International development is often new and unfamiliar territory for funders and they can struggle with the operational difficulty of funding internationally. But challenges can be overcome, according to a study of foundations making annual grants in this area of between...
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Failure to tackle truancy is costing the economy £800m each year, but one third of this could easily be saved, according to this report. Misspent Youth provides detailed calculations and sources for all data used and demonstrates the high returns...
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By:
Emilie Goodall and Tris Lumley
New Philanthropy Capital
This report highlights a number of charities working to help those affected by child abuse, including charities that work in three areas. First, those that teach children how to identify abuse; for example, Eighteen & Under works with children, from...

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