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

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The Think Tank for Doing Good

Understanding and reimagining civil society and how we support it.

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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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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

  • 10 October 2018

    Working on Commission: Some thoughts on the Charity Commission's new strategic plan

    The Charity Commission for England & Wales recently launched a new 5 year strategic plan. Find out why this marks an intriguing shift of direction, and what it could tell us about the future for charities.
  • 5 October 2018

    Giving Criticism: "Winners Take All", Inequality and Philanthropy

    Anand Giridharadas's new book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" is a potent critique of big money giving that is making waves in the US and beyond. We take a look at the book's arguments; how telling they are, and how they fit into the long history of criticisms of philanthropy.
  • 2 October 2018

    Critical lessons for charity trustees

    We thought this blog post from our colleague Beth Clarke, Programme Manger CAF Resilience worth sharing on our Venturesome blog. She’s also a trustee of charity that is currently closing down. Read her honest account about this experience and the lessons that she has for other charity trustees and boards.


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Meet the team behind CAF Venturesome

An introduction to our team, who have a wealth of expertise in helping charities access social investment.