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The First Principle of Voluntary Action: Essays on the independence of the voluntary sector (2010)
Since 2006 the Baring Foundation’s grants programme ‘Strengthening the Voluntary Sector’, has taken a close interest in deepening understanding of the changing nature of the independence of voluntary action. Given...
Making good society; Final report of the commission of inquiry into the future of civil society in the UK and Ireland (2010)
Carnegie UK Trust
This final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society, argues that civil society has been pushed to the margins in key areas including politics, finance...
Beyond the Money: Reflections on philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and civic life 1999-2006 (pub 2007)
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.
The Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations: United States and European Perspectives (2006)
This collection of essays examines why foundations exist and the varied purposes they serve in contemporary democratic societies.
Just Money: A Critique of Contemporary American Philanthropy (2004)
This is a collection of essays by ‘retiring philanthropy professionals’ in the world of US foundations.
The Foundation: A Great American Secret (2007)
Foundations are said to be a peculiarly American institution that provide a vital spur to the global economy yet are cloaked in secrecy.
Effective Philanthropy: Organizational success through deep diversity and gender equality ((2006)
Original research into the beneficial effects of promoting gender equity via grant-making.
Critical masses, Social campaigning: A guide for donors and funders (2008)
Critical masses explores the role of campaigning charities and highlights the significant part they can play in changing legislation, shifting attitudes and creating long-term change.
Growing Civil Society: From Nonprofit Sector to Third Space (2008)
This book investigates the role of voluntary action and nonprofit organization in contemporary America.
The Nonprofit Marketplace: Bridging the Information Gap in Philanthropy (2008)
This short publication aims to help create a stronger non-profit marketplace by answering two related questions: how can donors be helped to make smart philanthropic decisions?
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