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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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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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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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The divisions and differences between grantors and grantees form the central backbone of this book. A lengthy description of the Chicago Initiative is used to illustrate difficulties in the donor-recipient relationship and to assess how the differences within and between...
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Despite record levels of charitable giving, volunteerism, and non-profit innovation, it has become increasingly more difficult over the last thirty years for poor and low-income Americans to become economically and socially self-sufficient. Philanthropy doesn't move the needle of social progress...
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This short collection of 10 essays begins and ends with contributions by Michael Edwards, whose essay Philanthrocapitalism: after the goldrush raised questions about mixing business principles with philanthropic objectives. It sparked the debate on the Open Democracy website that is...

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