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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.
Warren Buffett’s gift to the Gates Foundation raised the profile of giving to established foundations as an option for individual donors.
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.
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.
Over the last decade, there has been an upsurge in information and analysis produced on charities and philanthropy.
At a recent conference in London on charity trusteeship, attendees were asked whether they believed the charity sector was beset with similar problems to those which afflicted banks and caused such problems during the past two years. Sixty percent said yes.
There is a popular show on British television where (often hapless) members of the public pitch ideas to five of the country’s business elite in the hope of securing an investment.
We think you can. Our report, Feelings Count, launches next week, reports the exciting early results of a pilot project developing a questionnaire to help children’s charities measure their impact on children’s well-being.
This week-end I bumped into a friend who works for a big UK corporate foundation. We were in a field in Somerset ankle-deep in mud, listening to music, and sipping cider.