Resources

Companies, directors and shareholders

Bureau van Dijk Mint

Biographical sources

Check out libraries for free access to KnowUK and Credo Reference (formerly xreferplus)

Debrett’s People of Today www.debretts.co.uk Biographical guide to contemporary Britain, is available as a book, CD and online, with over 25,000 biographical entries

Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage www.debretts.co.uk provides details of the Peerage of the United Kingdom

Who’s Who www.acblack.com Book and online versions, with over 32,000 short biographies – check out libraries for free access

Who’s Who in the City www.wlrstore.com Book with over 17,500 key decision makers. Last published in 2011

Who’s Who in European Mergers & Acquisitions www.charitiesdirect.com Book and CD with over 8,500 merger & acquisititon executives and an
A to Z of firms arranged alphabetically by country

Who’s Who in Charities www.wlrstore.com Book with over 50,000 biographies of the people who have shaped today’s charity world. Last published in 2011.

City of London Directory & Livery Company Guide
Details of Livery company membership, small Who’s Who in the City section

Charities

The Directory of Grant Making Trusts www.dsc.org.uk
Covers over 2,500 grant-making trusts

The Grant-making Trusts CD-ROM www.dsc.org.uk
4,000+ trusts as listed in the Directory of Grant Making Trusts, the three Guides to the Major Trusts and, the four Guides to Local Trusts, A Guide to Scottish Trusts and the Welsh Funding Guide.

www.trustfunding.org.uk contains all the same data as the Grant-making Trusts CD-ROM, but updated throughout the year. Subscribers are sent e-mails alerting them when updates are made.
A Guide to the Major Trusts – volumes 1 and 2 www.dsc.org.uk

More detailed entries on some of the trusts listed in The Directory of Grant Making Trusts, etc.

The Welsh Funding Guide www.dsc.org.uk
Charitable giving in Wales

A Guide to Scottish Trusts: www.dsc.org.uk
Trust giving in Scotland

A Guide to Local Trusts: www.dsc.org.uk
Greater London; South of England; North of England; Midlands

Dresdner RCM Top 3000 Charities www.charitiesdirect.com
Guide to the latest financial results of the top 3,000 charities available in book and CD formats.

Martin Currie Top 1000 Charities in Scotland www.charitiesdirect.com
Guide to the top charities in Scotland, available in book and CD formats

UK Top 10,000 Charities CD-ROM www.charitiesdirect.com
Database of the UK’s top 10,000 charities with search capacity for analysis of the charity sector

Companies

Corporate Register www.corporateregister.co.uk
Book and CD with information on “2,000+ UK quoted companies, 14,000+ executive and non-executive directors and over 1,800 professional advisers”. No longer available

Hollis Sponsorship & Donations Yearbook www.hollis-pr.com
This book details “over 1,000 top UK companies which use sponsorship as part of their marketing strategies, or provide donations as part of their corporate citizen policies”

DSC
Guide to UK Company Giving www.dsc.org.uk
Includes details of over 500 companies in the UK

The CD-ROM Company Giving Guide www.dsc.org.uk
Includes details of over 500 companies in the UK

Finding Company Sponsors www.dsc.org.uk

Welsh Funding Guide www.dsc.org.uk
Charitable giving in Wales

Business in the Community www.bitc.org.uk
700 member companies, with a further 1600 participating in programmes and campaigns

Some useful email discussion groups, forums, etc:

Researchers Prospect Research UK in development and fundraising roles in the UK, or anyone researching UK prospects

The Trusts and Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group
Institute of Fundraising’s Corporate Fundraising special interest group
Major Gifts Special Interest Group