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Books

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

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New Philanthropy Capital’s recently published report A life less ordinary explores the issues surrounding autism and the lives of the people it affects. The report suggests practical ways donors can help, from funding innovative research to helping children learn skills...
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Less than 2% of UK charitable grants and less than 5% of private donations are currently allocated to environmental charities. This report suggests that the barriers to ‘green philanthropy’ include donors feeling overwhelmed by the scale of environmental problems, resistance...
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An innovative guide to how great non-profits achieve extraordinary social impact, based on case studies of twelve high-performing charities. The authors’ central question - what makes great non-profits great? – is answered by describing six counterintuitive practices that these organisations...
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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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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 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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Foundations in the US have phenomenal wealth with assets in the billions. Grant-makers enjoy great freedom in deciding how this money is spent without answering to any regulator or shareholder and have the ability to take risks and innovate where...