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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 book should be required reading for new donors and experienced philanthropists. Klein and Berrie have crafted a winning combination of practical guidelines and heartfelt personal accounts to create a moving call to action for anyone who wishes to give...
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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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Less than 2% of UK charitable grants and less than 5% of private donations are currently allocated to environmental charities. This report suggests that the barriers to ‘green philanthropy’ include donors feeling overwhelmed by the scale of environmental problems, resistance...
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Tracy Gary is an all-American motivational guru who has created her own unique niche. Instead of using her charm, patter and perfect teeth to help salesmen sell more widgets or assist managers in squeezing more productivity out of their team,...
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This report argues that donors face a number of barriers when giving internationally due to the lack of independent information on charities operating in developing countries and the vast scale of human suffering and environmental degradation, which can be overwhelming...
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This book is a sequel-of-sorts to Kass’ highly successful first edited anthology of writings about philanthropy, ‘The Perfect Gift’, which gained sales outside the usual academic audience. This volume includes a selection of readings from the classics to the contemporary,...
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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...
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Billed as a ‘down to earth’ guide to giving, this book explores the act of giving (financial and otherwise) and offers advice on whom to give to, when to give and how much. The authors are both described as ‘inspirational...
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Bold letters on the cover jacket state: 'You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist ', so this book is aimed at all those who want to give effectively to a cause that is important to them...