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Philanthropy expert Tris Lumley
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Social capital markets vs civil society?

on 28 January 2010

Michael Edwards' recent post on the dangers of social capital markets, at the excellent Philanthropy Central is, I'm afraid, an example of the kind of simplistic and dangerously reductivist polemic that he claims to want to move beyond.

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The challenges of growth in the non-profit world

on 19 January 2010

A friend of mine runs a small company called Better Generation that sells energy-saving products such as wind turbines and efficient light bulbs over the internet. After several years of operating on a small scale, it has recently secured significant financial backing and has grown quickly.

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The poetry of charity

on 18 January 2010

In December we launched the inaugural NPC Haiku Competition. Readers of this blog were encouraged to muster their energy and creative spirit to write a bit of charity or philanthropy-inspired lyrical magic – in the form of a three-line verse with the traditional 5-7-5 syllable structure.

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Why giving to charity is just like giving Christmas presents

on 23 December 2009

Christmas is a time when, amongst the relentless cheer and merriment, springs a will to help those in need. It is the time when giving to charity in the UK reaches its peak. Usually the first question that we ask ourselves when considering donating at Christmas is ‘how much should I give?’

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Do charities have a right to Gift Aid?

on 16 December 2009

Is tax relief on charitable giving a entitlement? Or is it something charities should have to earn? It’s a tough question and one I have been mulling over since it was raised at a seminar I went to yesterday at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The 2009 NPC Haiku Competition

on 11 December 2009

As the Christmas festivities begin and we prepare to say goodbye to 2009, we all need to find some time for our poetic side.

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Preaching to the unconverted

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on 9 December 2009

Influencing people’s attitudes and behaviours is difficult.

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Large donations to charities fall a lot

on 11 November 2009

I believe the UK would benefit from more charitable giving by the wealthy. To this end, I think we need more debate about, more discussion of, and more research into charitable giving.

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Public benefit = maximising value for beneficaries

on 5 November 2009

Managers of companies have a legal duty to maximise benefits for their shareholders. This means that it is written into law that businesses must strive to produce the best results they can.

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The Ambassador for Philanthropy on challenges facing the sector

on 4 November 2009

Dame Stephanie Shirley, a seasoned philanthropist and, since May 2009, the UK’s first Ambassador for Philanthropy spoke inspiring words about her own motivations for giving – and her views on the challenges facing the charity sector.

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Sizing up the downturn

on 2 October 2009

Two years since the run on the high street bank Northern Rock plunged the UK economy into crisis, there are signs that things are beginning to pick up. Enormous queues seemed to have returned to the south London branch of IKEA and I’ve started to enjoy reading the papers again.

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No exit: what cuts mean for trusts and foundations

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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