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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 biography of Brooke Astor, who died in August 2007, is based on eight years’ acquaintance plus interviews with the subject’s friends and contacts at the many New York cultural inst
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This is essentially a polemic from the director of the Belgian-based King Baudoin Foundation arguing that European foundations must step forward as leaders to do battle with the big issues of our day, such as poverty, conflict and disease. The...
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After nearly two decades 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.
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This collection of essays examines why foundations exist and the varied purposes they serve in contemporary democratic societies.
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This short booklet explains how charities can make their money go further.
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Critical of the great majority of foundations who are said to fall short of fulfilling their potential, the authors seek to encourage foundations to change and improve.
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This is a collection of essays by ‘retiring philanthropy professionals’ in the world of US foundations.
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Foundations are said to be a peculiarly American institution that provide a vital spur to the global economy yet are cloaked in secrecy.
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The first book on SRI specifically written for investment professionals and their clients.
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This collection of essays covers a wide geographical area – from Ireland to Australia via France, Norway, Egypt, India, South Korea and Brazil – and a historical period stretching back

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