'Peter's analysis of the funding environment is one of the most comprehensive, and thoughtful, I have ever seen. He brings the expertise of the practitioner together with the thoughtfulness of an academic, to a subject that is too often unexamined. In doing so he provides us all with insights and understanding about the delicate, and vitally important, ecology of our funding environment.' - Julia Unwin CBE, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
'With erudition, good humour and elegant prose Peter Grant has produced an indispensable handbook on effective philanthropy and social investment. His clarion call is that how we fund is at least as important as what we fund. This comprehensive volume provides a unique history and professional guide to the subject. It also serves as a practical step-by-step manual for all who seek to ensure that the process of giving becomes an informed, rigorous and impactful activity.' - Sam Daws, Senior Advisor, United Nations Foundation.
'Peter Grant has given us a wonderful gift: a thought-provoking, comprehensive and readable guide on philanthropy and social investment which distils some of the best practices of this field, and which deserves to become an instant classic. I wish I had had The Business of Giving
to hand when I started out as a grant-maker.' - Clare Brooks, Director of Philanthropy at Community Foundation Network
A comprehensive review of the current state of philanthropy together with an innovatory model for implementing philanthropic giving as an integrated system