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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 biography of Brooke Astor, who died in August 2007, is based on eight years’ acquaintance plus interviews with the subject’s friends and contacts at the many New York cultural inst
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This is essentially a polemic from the director of the Belgian-based King Baudoin Foundation arguing that European foundations must step forward as leaders to do battle with the big issues of our day, such as poverty, conflict and disease. The...
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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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This collection of essays examines why foundations exist and the varied purposes they serve in contemporary democratic societies.
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This is a collection of essays by ‘retiring philanthropy professionals’ in the world of US foundations.
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Foundations are said to be a peculiarly American institution that provide a vital spur to the global economy yet are cloaked in secrecy.
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This collection of essays covers a wide geographical area – from Ireland to Australia via France, Norway, Egypt, India, South Korea and Brazil – and a historical period stretching back
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The intended readership is young people, like the authors, who are just becoming involved in their family’s philanthropy.
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Original research into the beneficial effects of promoting gender equity via grant-making.
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This small book has a big aim: to illuminate what is happening in American philanthropy today, and what it all means.

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