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We're campaigning to create a positive climate for charities to operate in, and raising awareness of the impact that they make. Working with charities, philanthropists and politicians to better understand and influence key issues facing the sector, we publish world class research, insight and comment on philanthropy both in the UK and internationally. Giving is our passion, and building on our unique knowledge and experience we are campaigning to create a better world.

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Campaigning for giving in the UK

We are uniquely positioned to understand charities and donors in the UK. Through our campaigns and research we are working to improve the environment for giving, and to create conditions that allow charities and social enterprises to flourish.

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Campaigning for a giving world

We have a global philanthropic network and decades of international giving knowledge. Using our insight, influence and experience, we are campaigning for world changing philanthropy.

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CAF CAMPAIGN COMMENT

  • 30 October 2018 

    CAF 's review of the 2018 Autumn Budget

    The Chancellor yesterday delivered his Autumn Budget, and we’ve pored over it to find out how it affects charities. Read our analysis and discover what today’s plans mean for the months and years ahead.

  • 10 October 2018 

    Working on Commission: Some thoughts on the Charity Commission's new strategic plan

    The Charity Commission for England & Wales recently launched a new 5 year strategic plan. Find out why this marks an intriguing shift of direction, and what it could tell us about the future for charities.
  • 5 October 2018 

    Giving Criticism: "Winners Take All", Inequality and Philanthropy

    Anand Giridharadas's new book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" is a potent critique of big money giving that is making waves in the US and beyond. We take a look at the book's arguments; how telling they are, and how they fit into the long history of criticisms of philanthropy.
  • 17 September 2018 

    Sorting Algorithms: the role of civil society in ensuring AI is fair, accountable and transparent

    What role can civil society organisations play in the design, implementation and oversight of Aritificial Intelligence (AI) systems to ensure that they don't exhibit unintended bias against certain groups and communities, or exacerbate inequality?
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    Awkward Places: Austerity, democracy and the challenges of civic philanthropy

    Civic philanthropy is on the rise right now. Many policymakers and funders are exploring the benefits of taking a place-based approach when it comes to supporting local areas and meeting the needs of society. But we should also not be naïve; and must acknowledge that there may be challenges when it comes to developing place-based giving, and even unintended negative consequences. We explore what some of these challenges might be, and how they might be overcome.

campaign SPOTLIGHT: GIVING TUESDAY

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

This year Giving Tuesday is on 27 November.

Join the movement and give - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift, or simply a thank-you to your charity supporters for all their help over the year.

Giving Tuesday is a great way to come together with your family, your community, your company or your organisation and find a way to give back.

Take part in Giving Tuesday 2018

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