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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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Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian charity explained Authors: Ruth Shapiro, with Manish Mirchandani and Heesu Jang Ruth Shapiro’s highly readable title is a welcome addition to the surprisingly underrepresented catalogue of books on Asian philanthropy. Philanthropy sits at the nexus between astonishing...
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Centre for Social and Sustainable Products (CSSP)
This year the Enabling Microfinance Fund (EMF) initiative celebrates its 6th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, the Enabling Microfinance Foundation and CSSP AG Liechtenstein hosted an event on 19th May 2014 in London to launch a new guide to philanthropy: My Impact - Fundamentals of Modern Philanthropy.
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Caroline Fiennes Giving Evidence, 2012. 262pp. ISBN 978-0-9571633-0-0. £16.01. www.giving-evidence.com The quirky price of this book reflects not only the famous Charitable Uses Act of 1601, whose influence is still felt on the shape and nature of the UK charity...
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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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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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