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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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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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Hopt, Klaus, J; Rainer Walz, Thomas von Hippel and Volker Then. Editors
Excellent viewpoints.
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Peter Grant
Essential reading for developing a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of Philanthropy and its evolution.
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Cheng, Willie and William D Green
Well worth reading.
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Cheng, Willie and Sharifah Mohamed
An Asian viewpoint on philanthropy and innovation.
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Anheier, Helmut K and David Winder
Helpful, practical advice when developing philanthropic strategies
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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.
Book Review
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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Olivier Zunz Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 381pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-691-12836-8.£19.95 There are three kinds of book reviews that are tricky to write. The first is when the book is not very good and diplomacy is required to convey an...

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