Charity Financials Insider

Is trusteeship in trouble?
GOVERNANCE | 14 December 2017

This year, the news has been so full of charity doom and gloom that we’re in danger of hunting good trustees to extinction. But recruiting a good board is now more important than ever.

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Grant-making foundations - partners for good?
GOVERNANCE | 03 November 2017

A new report finds that innovative partnerships make foundations better at delivering social good...

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Is the ‘Age of Giving’ over?
FUNDRAISING | 21 September 2017

Charitable giving across the globe seems to have fallen out of fashion according to the World Giving Index 2017, further fuelling the argument that giving has reached a plateau.

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The People’s Princess: Diana’s charitable legacy
FUNDRAISING | 04 September 2017

Princess Diana had a huge and lasting impact on charitable giving both during her lifetime and in the twenty years since her death. This article explores her charitable legacy.

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Giving standstill could change the shape of the charity sector
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 31 July 2017

But what if we have already hit the brick wall as far as charitable giving is concerned? 

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Crowdfunding – the new, younger, model of giving?
FUNDRAISING | 28 June 2017

Is crowdfunding the new way younger people want to give and get involved with charity (and life)? You can crowdfund your latest gadgets, books and charity projects – does this give people a bigger stake in the way they want life to be?

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A gloomy outlook for charity income
FINANCE | 22 May 2017

NCVO have recently published their latest Almanac with pessimistic predictions for the next few years including no increases in either public donations or government funding.

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Place-based giving
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 18 April 2017

Is small more beautiful?  

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Community – the best foundation for giving?
FUNDRAISING | 24 March 2017

Community foundations are beavering away behind the scenes in local areas across the UK – but are they the unsung heroes of philanthropy or merely the State’s lapdogs?

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The most popular charitable causes
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 20 February 2017

And why most ‘popular’ may not always mean most ‘successful’

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Every penny counts?
FUNDRAISING | 30 January 2017

Should charities be chasing millions of penny donations or one golden goose multi-million pound donor?

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Wellcome to the future
FINANCE | 04 January 2017

Will one super big grant-maker change the UK charity landscape in the future?

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The scandal that keeps on scandalising - LIBOR fines and what to do with them.
LEGAL | 03 January 2017

The charitable use of LIBOR-fixing fines continues to attract headlines, but what should they be used for?

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Independent grant-making in the balance
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 18 October 2016

The top 300 independent grant-makers in the UK have increased their spend to near pre-recession levels but a slowdown in asset growth and voluntary income may herald leaner times ahead.

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Safeguarding against future financial difficulties
GOVERNANCE | 30 September 2016

The Charity Commission has published new reports aimed at encouraging trustees to act early to spot financial problems ahead.

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Charity – the cure for an embarrass de richesses?
FUNDRAISING | 18 August 2016

The number of millionaires and billionaires in Britain today has bucked the global recession, but their donations to charity haven’t kept pace. How can we change that?

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How to use: A new funding superpower
FUNDRAISING | 19 July 2016

Ever wanted to be able to hand a new superpower to your fundraising or funder clients? A new report brands match funding: ‘a new superpower’ and ‘a new weapon’.

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Doing something funny for money
FUNDRAISING | 15 June 2016

Does a bit of Comic Relief on a Giving Tuesday really help all charities or just some?

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Analysis of the latest civil society figures
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 May 2016

Does the rise of the ‘super major’ charity spell the end of the voluntary sector as we know it?

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The foundations of company giving
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 18 April 2016

UK companies are giving £250 million in grants, where does the money comes from?

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Is there really a crisis in arts funding?
GOVERNANCE | 14 March 2016

There's a perception in the sector that arts and culture funding is in crisis following largescale cuts in government funding and a perceived shift in emphasis for trusts & foundations to stem the tide of social welfare cuts. But is this true? And what's the future for arts & culture funding?

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If you're going to read one book on philanthropy this year...
FUNDRAISING | 20 January 2016

'The Most Good You Can Do' by Peter Singer is creating quite a following in the US and UK amongst so-called 'millennial givers', but is this hype justified? Many books are labelled 'thought-provoking' but few truly are. For my money, I believe this is one of them so if you're looking for a good book on philanthropy to read this year, look no further!

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Charitable giving in London: 500 years of innovation
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 17 December 2015

With Christmas approaching, and the news full of Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic legacy, many people's thoughts naturally focus on charity. While Dickensian visions of Londoners spreading cheer and Christmas Carol-like benefaction, how does this actually play out in reality?

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