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This reference work defines more than 1,200 terms and concepts that have been found useful in past research and theory on the non-profit sector. The entries reflect the importance of philanthropy as well as associations, citizen participation, voluntary action, non-profit...
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Though privately controlled, foundations perform essential roles that serve society at large. They spearhead some of the world's largest and most innovative initiatives in science, health, education and the arts, fulfilling important needs that could not be addressed adequately in...
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The first edition of Powell's Research Handbook has been an essential source of reference since it was first published in 1987. This new edition is thoroughly updated and includes two chapters of particular interest to people working in the philanthropy...
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Whenever popular commentators reach for the name of a philanthropist, chances are that it is Andrew Carnegie, the Scots-born US steel magnate and originator of foundational philanthropy, whom they first recall. But beyond his nationality, source of wealth and scale...
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If history holds some important insights for modern day philanthropy then Ruth Crocker's meticulous biography of Mrs Russell Sage is highly informative. It is Crocker's purpose to ensure that we should not underestimate the significance of Olivia Sage, not only...
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Concluding nearly 19 years 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. Building on his experience as grant-seeker and foundation chief executive, Skloot...
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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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This two-volume book, funded by the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, is an exciting addition to the current literature on both arts philanthropy and more generally the philanthropic landscape in the UK. Volume 1 contains an extensive case study of the history...
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The question mark in the title of this book is rather redundant as the author harbours no real doubts that the hype concerning philanthrocapitalism is as unwarranted as the lavish praise for the emperor’s non-existent new threads. But, just as...
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Written by a historian, this is the first Canadian book to explore the evolution of modern charitable giving and the development of that country’s welfare state. The author’s meticulously traced account of the rise of professional fundraising leads her to...

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