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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 report, authored by David Bonbright of Keystone Accountability, David Campbell of Binghamton University (USA), and Linda Nguyen of the Alliance for Children and Families USA, argues that human
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Despite the extensive literature on family foundations and corporate philanthropy, little is known about the philanthropy of family businesses, which straddles these categories.
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This book, written by the founder of the trailblazing venture philanthropy Acumen Fund, is categorised by its publishers as a ‘Memoir’ and marketed as “part coming-of-age stor
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Philanthropy UK's Why Rich People Give is the result of the first major research into the attitudes of wealthy people in the UK to money - how they create it, keep it and spend it. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations of the rich to support the charitable sector - or not - by giving money, time and expertise. It covers attitudes to faith, family and community, early experiences of giving and motivations, incentives and rewards. It examines relationships with recipient charities, how people give and feelings about wealth and responsibility.
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This publication is an output of a meeting held in January 2008 at VU University in Amsterdam, attended by many of the leading European academics who focus on charitable giving and philanthropy.
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This book is positioned as a riposte to Robert Putnam’s famous assertion that we are now ‘Bowling Alone’ due to the collapse of community.
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The foreword to this edited volume correctly notes that, “Analytically constructed studies of philanthropy are in short supply” and books that do appear tend to be either &
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This report contains the findings of a study into the motivations of individual supporters of the arts; both donors and recipient organizations were surveyed between November 2008 and March 2009. It notes that, despite common perceptions of major givers dominating...
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This publication is the second report on family foundation philanthropy written by Pharoah, who is co-director of the ESRC Research Centre for Giving and Philanthropy.

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