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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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  • 11 October 2019 

    Case study: Ubuntu Pathways

    An unsecured loan of £400,000 from CAF Venturesome is helping to fund the construction of a state-of the-art primary school for children living in townships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

  • 8 October 2019 

    Reaching across the aisle, when 'dancing with the devil' is ok

    The summer of 2019 saw the launch of a new think tank in the USA, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. What is noteworthy about this new venture is the collaboration of unlikely bedfellows George Soros and Charles Koch – each famed in their own right as a billionaire philanthropist, but up to now set far apart by their political leanings.

  • 30 September 2019 

    Why email is a timeless tool for charities

    Isn't email dead already? Not by a long shot. Senior Marketing Executive, Yasmin Islam, looks at why email still works, and how to harness its power to achieve your charity goals. 
  • 24 September 2019 

    A fresh look at our loan products

    We are looking afresh at whether our loan products are as useful as they can be - in particular how we can support social organisations for whom short-term debt may not be the best fit for their needs. 

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Our charities blog is a hub for finance, governance, funding, and fundraising insight to help your charity reach its goals.
 
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Giving Thought is our think-tank. It’s where we discuss the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.

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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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