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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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By:
Cheng, Willie and Sharifah Mohamed
An Asian viewpoint on philanthropy and innovation.
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By:
Anheier, Helmut K and David Winder
Helpful, practical advice when developing philanthropic strategies
Book Review
Olivier Zunz Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 381pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-691-12836-8.£19.95 There are three kinds of book reviews that are tricky to write. The first is when the book is not very good and diplomacy is required to convey an...
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The explicitly religious title of this book will no doubt attract as many readers in the US as it repels in the UK. But in fact neither should be unduly influenced by the promise or threat contained in that title...
Book List
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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This report explores the journeys of successful social entrepreneurs, including their common features and characteristics, how these relate to organisational life-cycles, and contains recommendations for government, funders, trustees and support agencies. Specific research questions addressed include: what are the characteristics...
Book Review
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...
Book Review
Biographies of philanthropists generally tend to fall into one of two categories. The dullest, and unfortunately the most common, are those that are more hagiography than biography, in which the author’s admiration for the subject obstructs their ability to give...
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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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