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Whilst weighted towards the American experience, this book provides an exhaustive account of what is known about non-profits from a range of academic disciplines. Philanthropy is explained by economists, sociologists, historians, lawyers and social policy experts. It’s not a light...
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After nearly two decades 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.
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Critical of the great majority of foundations who are said to fall short of fulfilling their potential, the authors seek to encourage foundations to change and improve.
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Charities Aid Foundation
This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Research, into what the general public and CAF individual customers think charities could do differently to...
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In January 2008, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates delivered a speech in which he argued that many of the world's problems are too big for philanthropy – even on the scale
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This provocative book, written by a Zambian-born, Harvard-trained economist, has attracted much attention for its claim that ‘aid to poor countries does not work’.
Book List
Australian philosopher and Princeton’s touring professor Peter Singer returns to a pet topic in this book – no, not man’s treatment of animals, for which he found notoriety follow
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That portion of a charity’s income funds set aside for essential, but as yet unidentified, future expenditure.
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Objects is the term used by the Charity Commission to describe and identify the purpose for the which the charity has been set up. They do not say what the organisation will do on a daily basis.
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Lifetime Legacies are a form of split interest trust, much used in the USA (where they are known as Charitable Remainder Trusts).

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