The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 2nd edition (2006)
<p><strong>Authors: Walter Powell & Richard Steinberg.<br /> London: Yale University Press, 2006</strong><br /> </p>
Whilst weighted towards the American experience, this book provides an exhaustive account of what is known about non-profits from a range of academic disciplines. Philanthropy is explained by economists, sociologists, historians, lawyers and social policy experts. It’s not a light read but it is comprehensive.