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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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Failure to tackle truancy is costing the economy £800m each year, but one third of this could easily be saved, according to this report. Misspent Youth provides detailed calculations and sources for all data used and demonstrates the high returns...
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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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New Philanthropy Capital’s recently published report A life less ordinary explores the issues surrounding autism and the lives of the people it affects. The report suggests practical ways donors can help, from funding innovative research to helping children learn skills...
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An innovative guide to how great non-profits achieve extraordinary social impact, based on case studies of twelve high-performing charities. The authors’ central question - what makes great non-profits great? – is answered by describing six counterintuitive practices that these organisations...
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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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With mass youth unemployment on a scale not seen since the early 1990s, and a government campaign committing £1bn to tackling the issue of supporting young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), this is said to be a...
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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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A toolkit to help mission-driven organisations to explore practical ways to measure their social, economic and environmental impact; and demonstrate the quality of what they do and how they operate.
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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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