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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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Rupert Taylor (ed.)
To mark the 20th Anniversary of Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations the editor has compiled a comprehensive overview of contemporary debates in third sector scholarship, comprised of all original research by leaders in the field.
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Adrian Sargeant and Elain Jay
This comprehensive introduction to fundraising management provides a thorough grounding in the principles underpinning professional practice. Much more than a ‘how-to’ guide, the book critically examines the key issues in fundraising policy, planning and implementation, and introduces the most important management tools available to the modern fundraiser
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Michael Norton
This comprehensive introduction to fundraising management provides a thorough grounding in the principles underpinning professional practice. Much more than a ‘how-to’ guide, the book critically examines the key issues in fundraising policy, planning and implementation, and introduces the most important management tools available to the modern fundraiser
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Kevin Johnson
The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts provides practical knowledge and tools nonprofits need to connect with loyal donors, resulting in a stream of future income that will sustain and advance their mission. Filled with illustrative real–world examples and cases, as well as worksheets to guide the reader, the book details a simple, multi–stage process for nonprofits to build a pipeline of future bequest income and offers donors perspective on making their gifts in a way that will best accomplish their goals
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Linda Mahood
Women born late in Victoria's reign were beneficiaries of expanded educational opportunities; however, legal and social conventions stifled many ambitions. Charity work represented a chance for adventure and rebellion, but it was also thankless work that could be physically and morally exhausting. Like many other women from her class background, Eglantyne Jebb, was drawn into what was called philanthropy and charity work. A grammar school teacher, publicist and fundraiser for Macedonian Relief Fund, Agricultural Organization Society, Fight the Famine Council and co-founder of Save the Children, Jebb led a group of feminists and pacifists to collaborate on the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, endorsed by the League of Nations General Assembly on 26 November 1924 as the World Child Welfare Charter. This book uses Jebb's life as a lens through which to view the role volunteering played in women's lives before and after the First World War. By overcoming the patronizing connotations usually associated with being a ‘Lady Bountiful’, and by her efforts to give aid to children regardless of their race or creed, Jebb created the first international child welfare charity and brought a professional ethos to unpaid social work.
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This volume is the culmination of seven years of research by the Third Sector European Policy (TSEP) network. Seventeen chapters offer in-depth insights into the third sector and policy processes in a wide range of European countries, including the Netherlands,...
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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...
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A treasure-trove of a book looking at how philanthropy has contributed to, and been shaped by, the various historical periods and different cultures in which it has existed. The scope of the essays is vast, including pre-colonial Africa, twentieth-century Russia...
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Based on interactions with over 100 donors, Frumkin identifies five functions of philanthropy: change, innovation, redistribution, pluralism and enabling donors to find meaning and purpose in their lives. This book also provides a framework for ‘strategic philanthropy’: once donors find...
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This collection of essays features contributions from many of the most interesting current thinkers on philanthropy. It has an unusual angle – the potential of philanthropy to fail in its goals and even to do harm because, as the foreword...

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