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  • 12 May 2022 

    Digital for Good: A Global Study on Emerging Ways of Giving

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the implementation and use of new ways of giving. While citizens across the world needed to follow strict lockdown measures, urgent challenges—often across national borders—had to be addressed in a timely manner. Findings from the 2022 Global Philanthropy Environment Index (GPEI) show that the COVID-19 pandemic transformed philanthropic activities as nonprofit organizations and social businesses introduced new and innovative ways of fundraising, often based on digital solutions.
  • 19 April 2022 

    Why we need to make it easier to give across borders

    The crisis in Ukraine has captured global attention – and people have responded with a deep desire to help refugees and support the charities delivering aid on the front lines. Yet the war layers on top of other ongoing global crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and conflicts in other regions. Read on to find out why we need to make it easier to give across borders.
  • 4 April 2022 

    What more can funders to do to help in Ukraine?

    Despite the months-long build up, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the many scenes of devastation have shocked the world.  More than a month on, the UN estimates that 10 million civilians are thought to have fled from their homes, including 3.5 million who have sought refuge in other countries.Beyond the initial outpouring of generosity, many are now asking what more can be done. Here are some considerations for philanthropists wanting to do more.

  • 1 March 2022 

    Measuring the social impact of community-led housing - why it matters and where to start

    CAF Venturesome has supported community-led housing schemes since 2008, and as a social investor, we evaluate the potential social impact of a scheme as part of its funding application.  Our blog talks about why measuring social impact matters and where to start.

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