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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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  • 27 August 2019 

    Should trustees play a role in fundraising?

    Fundraising can seem like a daunting topic to trustees. Heather McLoughlin looks at three ways that trustees can support the fundraising efforts of their charity.
  • 9 August 2019 

    Reflections on our SE-Assist Fund

    As our SE-Assist Fund is currently open in Wales until 27 August, we thought we would share the reflections and learnings from our recently published report, Supporting small social enterprises and charities.

  • 30 July 2019 

    The Royal split

    In early June 2019 it was announced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess  of Sussex that the latter will leave the Royal Foundation to focus on their own charitable activity. What can we learn from the foundation split?

  • 30 July 2019 

    Is it time to re-balance charity’s relationship with the state?

    Our recent Charity Landscape survey asks leaders in the sector about their perceived influence over public policy through campaigning and advocacy. The findings are a cause for concern.

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CHARITIES BLOG

Insight to help charities succeed

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

The think-tank for doing good

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.

Our debates include charities and trust, artificial intelligence and new technologies, advocacy, rights and the science of giving.

Read our insight, blog posts, listen to our podcasts with sector leaders and philanthropists, and join us work towards a better future.
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS BLOG

A champion for charities

Keep up-to-date with our insight the latest charity sector developments, and get our take on what’s happening in the world of government and politics.

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RESEARCH BLOG

Independent insight

Our commentary on the research we carry out locally, nationally and globally to increase understanding of the charity sector and giving.

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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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