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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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  • 17 June 2019 

    Turning adversity to advantage - take aways from the Scottish Charity Awards

    We were pleased to celebrate fantastic charities at the Scottish Charity Awards. Here are some reflections from Stuart Niven on this year's winners.
  • 10 June 2019 

    How your charity can punch above its weight on Instagram

    Small Charity Week, organised by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), takes place 17-22 June. Plus that week the Small Charities Coalition (SCC) launch their Big Support Small campaign to encourage charities of different sizes to work together.

    With these campaigns in mind our social media manager Hannah Iqbal shares advice on how small charities can get up and running on Instagram. 
  • 7 June 2019 

    Digital maze: Trends in philanthropy, digital interfaces and data privacy

    Ahead of London Tech Week, Bruce Rothberg explores key trends revealed by CAF’s research.

  • 7 June 2019 

    SE-Assist Fund to open in Wales on 1 July

    Following three successful rounds of our SE-Assist Fund in Wales, we are opening up the fund again on 1 July 2019 for a chance to present at a pitch day in Wales on 30 October.   Applications close at 5pm on 27 August.    Your social enterprise could access up to £30,000 at 0% interest, and a package of non-financial support, to help scale up your social enterprise.

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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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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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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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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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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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