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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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  • 5 March 2019 

    10 tips to encourage storytelling in your charity

    Whether its about how you began, or sharing how you're making a difference, every charity has a story. We've put together ten practical tips you can use to tell yours. 
  • 1 March 2019 

    Direct Debits vs recurring card payments

    While there are lots of ways donors can give to their favourite causes regularly, there are important differences between them. We compare Direct Debits and recurring card payments, and the impact it can have on your charity and donors.
  • 1 March 2019 

    CAF Venturesome and Power to Change offer new blended finance for CLTs

    CAF Venturesome and Power to Change, are launching a pioneering offer for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in England (ex London), with the purpose of funding community land trust schemes at the pre-planning stage. The blended finance will offer grants of up to 50% of the total social investment from CAF Venturesome’s CLT Fund for pre-development loans.  

  • 27 February 2019 

    Do androids dream of electric donkey sanctuaries?

    What happens when you ask an AI bot to come up with charity names? Through a light-hearted experiment, Rhodri Davies shows that even the smallest charities can play with AI bots without needing specialist knowledge or breaking the bank. This article first appeared in Charity Digital News.

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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.

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Since 2002, we are one of the most active providers of impact-focused social investment in the UK.

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