Discount on acclaimed new book about giving!
- Why are there so many charities?
- Don’t spread the love with your Christmas charity giving
- How we could can impact measurement more useful
- What makes philanthropy succeed? – potentially revealing analysis
- When charitable donations cost more than they give
- Creating a sector-wide research agenda: Industrial Farm Animal Production
- What is evidence-based giving and why does it matter?
- Avoiding waste in medical research
- What would have happened otherwise?
- The evidence system in the mental health charity sector
- Why do so few charities have their meetings in public?
- Be a flexible friend
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- Analysing giving (8)
- Books (7)
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- Mergers (2)
- meta-research (6)
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Category Archives: Books
It’s a year since the publication of It Ain’t What You Give, It’s the Way That You Give It. This, Caroline Fiennes’ book about how any donor can do a great job, has met a great response: “A terrific read” … Continue reading
If Princeton University Press hadn’t provided a free chapter of Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being by Zoltan J. Acs, I might have bought it. But I could barely stomach that first chapter, so my thoughts are … Continue reading
You should get the book – and you can, from here. But a lot of it is available free, for example in articles. Here’s a round-up. Opening: Why care about this, the 10 minute guide to giving well, contents table … Continue reading
From somebody who should know, the CEO of the Association of Charitable Foundations, David Emerson: The Guardian’s (unrelated) full review of the book–>
Charities are not equally good. Neither are techniques for finding and supporting them. Giving Evidence advises donors – individuals, families, foundations, companies, governments – on the ways of giving which will achieve the best ‘returns’, by a fanatical devotion to … Continue reading
It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way That You Give It: launches March 27th 2012 ‘The Freakonomics of the charity world – but with better cartoons’ – Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive, Missing People ‘Great advice: inspiring, entertaining and much-needed’ – James … Continue reading
‘How much should each of us give to help the world’s poor?’, asks the moral philosopher Peter Singer in his book The Life You Can Save. It’s a cracking book, with some great insights about poverty, effective solutions and the weirdness inside … Continue reading