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The Philanthropy Review (UK)
This report sets out a number of recommendations to encourage giving in the UK. Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett led the development of this report with a core group of leading philanthropists.
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Monitor Group LLP
The combination of the new ecology and the responses to it suggests that philanthropy has entered a fascinating and perplexing moment of transition. The old norms and practices don't fee...
Report
Grant Craft and European Foundation Centre
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the social economy — private capital used for public good...
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CGAP
Surveys of charitable giving in the UK often present their results as if they provided a single definitive answer. For example, the recent UK Giving 2012 report (CAF/NCVO, 2012) claims...
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DCMS
This report, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport, examines ways in which higher levels of philanthropy and increased fundraising capacity for the culture and heritage...
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Baring Foundation, London
Since 2006 the Baring Foundation’s grants programme ‘Strengthening the Voluntary Sector’, has taken a close interest in deepening understanding of the changing nature of the independence of voluntary action. Given...
Book List
The author of this book is not a typical writer on philanthropy; Gunderman is a professor of paediatrics, radiology and medical education, as well as associate professor at Indiana’s Center on Philanthropy. It is therefore not surprising that his book...
Book List
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...
Book List
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...
Book List
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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