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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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  • 25 July 2019 

    Giving Good Reason: Why it matters how we understand tax breaks for charitable donations

    The NCVO Charity Tax Commission has recently released its final report. In addition to some practical recommendations for change, it also raises broader questions about how we understand the rationale for offering tax breaks on donations and why this matters.

  • 24 July 2019 

    Helping communities take on the housing crisis

    CAF Venturesome's pioneering repayable finance offer aimed at supporting community-led housing schemes is now in its tenth year. As the movement continues to grow, our CLT Fund Investment Manager, Anne-Helene Sinha, reflects on how investors can best support them with our new Community-Led Housing Fund.

  • 16 July 2019 

    Critical Imports: do US debates about philanthropy reflect the UK context?

    Recent critical books by authors such as Anand Giridharadas and Rob Reich continue to shape a lot of current debate about philanthropy in the US and, increasingly, the UK. But how relevant are the criticisms to the UK? Is there a danger of simply importing critiques forged in one context to another without also acknowledging the differences?

  • 10 July 2019 

    Sources of funding every charity should consider

    Shrinking budgets, political change and a turbulent economy are putting extra financial pressure on charities. Our Head of Charities, Neil Poynton, looks at some innovative ways every charity should consider to diversify their funding sources.

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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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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.

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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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