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No exit: what cuts mean for trusts and foundations

By John Copps
on 23 September 2009

Last week Prime Minister Gordon Brown admitted something that everyone already knew: that there will be cuts in public expenditure. If the last decade in government was about what to spend money on, the next ten years is about what not to spend it on.

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Charity Expert Angela Kail

Foundations changing their ways

on 22 September 2009

Last week, the Boston Foundation, one of the oldest and largest community foundations in America, announced significant changes to the way that it is giving grants.

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NPC in India

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on 21 September 2009

Next week NPC publishes the findings of a year-long pilot project carrying out research in to charities in India.

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What the Tories think about charities

on 14 September 2009

For the Tories [the official Opposition and, it is widely assumed, the government-in-waiting], charities are an important part of mending ‘broken Britain’, a crucial element of democracy, and a place where people can help themselves out of poverty. Nothing new in this you might say.

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Protecting children: have we got our priorities straight?

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on 11 September 2009

Was anyone else depressed to hear children’s charities supporting the Vetting and Barring scheme on the radio this morning, England, Wales and Northern Ireland's new compulsory register for everyone who wants to work with children or vulnerable adults?

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Charity Expert Angela Kail

Better research wanted

on 10 September 2009

This week, NPC was out in force at the NCVO VSSN conference, the conference in the UK dedicated to research about the voluntary sector.

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Foundations in the US get nudging

By
on 9 September 2009

Since 2007 - New York City has been testing, Opportunity NYC, that experiments with so-called Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs). CCTs are cash payments made to people on low incomes in return for specific behaviour—be it opening a bank account, or ensuring that children attend school.

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Big charities should do more

By John Copps
on 8 September 2009

Where they share the same charitable purpose, big charities should recognise where small charities are doing a good job, including where they are doing the job better than they could.

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Public misconceptions and charities

By
on 4 September 2009

Last year, some colleagues and I wrote a report on homelessness. One of its observations was that both the problem and the activities that charities undertake to tackle it are disconnected from public perceptions.

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Giving through foundations: an opportunity for impact

By
on 3 September 2009

Warren Buffett’s gift to the Gates Foundation raised the profile of giving to established foundations as an option for individual donors.

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Launch of new advisory service for HNW donors in the US

on 2 September 2009

We are delighted to see this week’s launch of a new advisory service in the US for high net worth donors (with more than $1m of philanthropic assets) – Tactical Philanthropy Advisors.

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Judging a charity on what they actually achieve

By Sue Wixley
on 27 August 2009

I like an analogy that Elizabeth Pisani used in her excellent book, The Wisdom of Whores, about HIV/AIDS and the role of NGOs and the UN (among others) in tackling the epidemic.

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