CAREERS: Worth A Look...

LUCY MAGGS

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This guide contains 1,000 entries on charities that give grants.

The emphasis is on new and less well known organisations, although the largest and most well known such as the Wellcome Trust are also included.

This is the first year that CaritasData has produced such a guide. It is set to rival the Guide to the Major Trusts from the Directory of Social Change, which used to be the only provider of information on grant-making charities.

Entries are indexed according to sector, such as conservation and welfare, and divided into subsections such as environment or welfare of the young.

They are also referenced according to beneficial area, for example country or UK area, allowing fundraisers to find the most relevant organisations.

The main entries are listed in alphabetical order and information is clearly laid out. Main entries have an emphasis on future grant-making strategies and include information on the aims of the charity, any types of project it will not fund, application guidelines and highlights of funding in the last year. It also has a, sometimes extensive, biography of up to three of the trustees.

There is a series of useful articles in the front of the book such as one by Judi Stewart, director of fundraising at the RNID, on the charity's approach to appointing general fundraisers to regional offices.

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