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Reference books are always useful. In this list some books have been reviewed whilst others are listed as recommended reading.

Book List
By:
Emilie Goodall and Tris Lumley
New Philanthropy Capital
This report highlights a number of charities working to help those affected by child abuse, including charities that work in three areas. First, those that teach children how to identify abuse; for example, Eighteen & Under works with children, from...
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This report explores the journeys of successful social entrepreneurs, including their common features and characteristics, how these relate to organisational life-cycles, and contains recommendations for government, funders, trustees and support agencies. Specific research questions addressed include: what are the characteristics...
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This report contains the findings of a thorough and public evaluation into the efficacy of the first decade of work undertaken by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE).
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Concluding nearly 19 years 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. Building on his experience as grant-seeker and foundation chief executive, Skloot...
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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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Beyond Success is a guide that aims to assist individuals with the achievement of a meaningful and lasting financial, philanthropic, and generational family legacy. The author combines his personal experiences in both the financial and philanthropic fields with extensive research...
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This handbook seeks to catalyse growth in responsible investment across asset classes. It is meant to help investors incorporate responsible methods into their investment mandate; identify and evaluate opportunities for responsible investment, and coordinate the vocabulary and metrics used to...
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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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