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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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This short monograph provides an overview of the current landscape for philanthropy, social investing and the social sector. It claims to indicate major trends, identify meaningful innovations and predict important breakthroughs during the coming twelve months. This is the first...
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This book is written for “boom-generation women” (those born between 1943-1964) and those who need to understand that slice of the demographic pie, such as advisors and fundraisers. In a departure from the standard formats of ‘how to’ giving textbooks...
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Bold letters on the cover jacket state: 'You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist ', so this book is aimed at all those who want to give effectively to a cause that is important to them...
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This volume is the culmination of seven years of research by the Third Sector European Policy (TSEP) network. Seventeen chapters offer in-depth insights into the third sector and policy processes in a wide range of European countries, including the Netherlands,...
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A toolkit to help mission-driven organisations to explore practical ways to measure their social, economic and environmental impact; and demonstrate the quality of what they do and how they operate.
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The divisions and differences between grantors and grantees form the central backbone of this book. A lengthy description of the Chicago Initiative is used to illustrate difficulties in the donor-recipient relationship and to assess how the differences within and between...
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Social Return on Investment’ analysis captures the positive social and environmental impacts that are otherwise left off the balance sheet. Social enterprises, third sector organisations and ethical businesses deliver a far wider range of benefits than it is possible to...
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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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Despite record levels of charitable giving, volunteerism, and non-profit innovation, it has become increasingly more difficult over the last thirty years for poor and low-income Americans to become economically and socially self-sufficient. Philanthropy doesn't move the needle of social progress...
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This short collection of 10 essays begins and ends with contributions by Michael Edwards, whose essay Philanthrocapitalism: after the goldrush raised questions about mixing business principles with philanthropic objectives. It sparked the debate on the Open Democracy website that is...

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