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EXPERT CHARITY ADVICE AND OPINIONS

Read the latest articles from our in-house experts on the topics that affect the charity sector.

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GIVING THOUGHT BLOG

The Think Tank for Doing Good

Understanding and reimagining civil society and how we support it.

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CAF VENTURESOME BLOG

Multiplying social impact for charities

Since 2002, we are one of the most active providers of impact-focused social investment in the UK.

Our blog features our views, opinion and news on CAF Venturesome’s activity and on the Social Investment sector as a whole.

 
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS BLOG

Shining the spotlight on charities

We work to create a positive climate for charities to operate in and raise awareness of the impact that they make.

This blog features our take on what’s going on in the world of charities, ranging from the latest in legislation to what emerging trends and themes across society mean for the future of the sector.

 
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latest blog posts

  • 17 September 2018

    Sorting Algorithms: the role of civil society in ensuring AI is fair, accountable and transparent

    What role can civil society organisations play in the design, implementation and oversight of Aritificial Intelligence (AI) systems to ensure that they don't exhibit unintended bias against certain groups and communities, or exacerbate inequality?
  • 10 September 2018

    CAF's New Fundraising Guide

    As an impact-focused social investor we make sure we give social enterprises and charities practical advice and support with governance and financial systems. We help management and trustees to put in place robust financial measures that will not only ensure that they are able to re-pay their loan but, more importantly, generate income to grow their social impact.

    This is why we are delighted to share the news with you that CAF have just launched a new Fundraising Guide.
  • 15 August 2018

    Awkward Places: Austerity, democracy and the challenges of civic philanthropy

    Civic philanthropy is on the rise right now. Many policymakers and funders are exploring the benefits of taking a place-based approach when it comes to supporting local areas and meeting the needs of society. But we should also not be naïve; and must acknowledge that there may be challenges when it comes to developing place-based giving, and even unintended negative consequences. We explore what some of these challenges might be, and how they might be overcome.

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