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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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By:
Caroline Fiennes
Some charities achieve much more than others, and some donors are more helpful than others - some `help' actually hinders charities. Wouldn't you rather that your donations achieved a lot rather than a little? This book shows how to do that, explaining what you need to know and what you need to do. Packed with information, insights and examples - plus eclectic tales from Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Private Eye and Harvard Business Review - it's invaluable whether you're giving money, time or anything else, and whether you're a school-child, a company or a billionaire.
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By:
Anheier, Helmut K and David Winder
Helpful, practical advice when developing philanthropic strategies
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The former White House resident has been recently described as “a philanthropist who happened to be President”. Drawing on his post-presidential career of building a foundation and leading the American voluntary response to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, Clinton’s...
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Philanthropy might seem like an excellent way for families to come together around a shared passion, but Creating Change through Family Philanthropy is refreshingly honest about the fraught internal reality of family foundations. As this book explores, typical family dynamics...
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A thoughtful observer of philanthropy predicted that at least half of all family foundations would run into trouble within the first two generations, face more difficult problems in the third generation and probably cease to exist soon afterwards. This book...
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This book, based on Dr. Koele's PhD dissertation, addresses the complex international tax barriers facing philanthropic organisations. The book begins by defining the scope of the study including the concept of "landlock", political philosophies behind tax relief for philanthropic organisations...
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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...
Book Review
What do you do once you have achieved financial success? How should you spend your time and money? What do you want to accomplish for yourself, your family and society? How do you want to be remembered?
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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 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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