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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 two-volume book, funded by the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, is an exciting addition to the current literature on both arts philanthropy and more generally the philanthropic landscape in the UK. Volume 1 contains an extensive case study of the history...
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This report assesses current attitudes to philanthropy amongst high-net-worth individuals in the financial sector and argues that financial services professionals have the wealth and skills to make them leaders in the development of a national culture of philanthropy. The authors...
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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 report on violence against women shows donors that there are proven ways to keep women safe and help women recover from abuse. It provides startling facts, for example, that a woman is more likely to be sexually assaulted than...
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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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The UK’s fundraising guru, Ken Burnett, says of this book, “I’ve seen the future; it’s previewed in Digital Giving. You can either be scared or ignorant of what’s coming, or learn how to love and use it”. This book is...
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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, a successful and award-winning social entrepreneur, says this is the book that he wishes had been available when he embarked on his first social enterprise. It draws on the experience of 25 social entrepreneurs and provides inspiration and...
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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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