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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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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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latest blog posts

  • 24 April 2020 

    There are a number of schemes available for charities, but are they likely to be used?

    As many charities struggle in the pandemic, we surveyed over 400 UK charities and asked if they will be using any of the Government schemes. Read insight on the results from Susan Pinkney, CAF's Head of Research
  • 21 April 2020 

    A summer of giving back

    The Olympics, Glastonbury, Eurovision… this summer we will be missing many great events. Despite the disappointment of so many missed moments, there is an opportunity to turn what could be a ‘summer of CANCELLED’ into a ‘summer of GIVING’.

  • 17 April 2020 

    How you can help in an age of coronavirus

    Here are some simple ways to get plugged into the inspiring community response to COVID-19, be it donating from your sofa, volunteering safely or simply reaching out to give support.

  • 15 April 2020 

    Funding for charities - is it enough?

    CAF’s Head of Research, Susan Pinkney, examines aid for charities and asks if  COVID-19 donations will draw funds away from other good causes.

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