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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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  • 3 June 2019 

    Case study: Lindley Educational Trust

    Without social investment Lindley would not have been able to grow for another 2 years. Now it has been able to expand what activities it can offer to inner city communities transforming the lives of young Asians in Ashton-under-Lyne and beyond.

  • 29 May 2019 

    The answer is not at your desk

    Our ultimate goal is to see strong social organisations sustaining and growing their social impact. We like to get away from our desks as often as possible, and we travel all over the country visiting social enterprises and charities. Here's a look at where we've been and what we've done this spring.

  • 22 May 2019 

    4 ways to keep your donors engaged during economically uncertain times

    In this climate, what concerns are donors facing and how are they reacting to the uncertainty? Moreover, has giving shifted in response to these changes? Lead Advisory Manager, James Moon and Private Client Manager, Frank Page investigate.

  • 29 April 2019 

    Philanthropy is at a turning point. Here are 6 ways it could go

    As the very concept of philanthropy is coming under attack, critics are questioning whether philanthropy is effective, how it should be viewed in the wider context of global inequality, and whether it can remain legitimate within a democratic society. Read Rhodri Davies' comment in the World Economic Forum blog.

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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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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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