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A champion for charities

POLICY AND CAMPAIGNS

We are working towards a better world by championing charities and the amazing people who support them.

Giving Tuesday 2019

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OUR PASSION

We are champions for charity, campaigning to build a better world.  Our work influences policy makers to create a positive environment for charities and the people who support them.  Working with charities, businesses, donors and governments we are using our knowledge and experience to build a stronger society.

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14 October 2019

As part of National Democracy Week’s mission to increase democratic participation, the Charities Aid Foundation has outlined the role that local government can play in developing place-based giving in their communities.
 
Our recommendations show how civic leaders can use their unique position to bring together local government, business and donors for public benefit and civic renewal.


Read our Democracy Week briefing

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Place-based giving

Philanthropy can transform communities around the UK. How can we better understand and tackle the challenges facing our communities?

Can we build a culture of giving in towns and cities?

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global campaign asking people to give their time, money and voice to charity. We run the UK's Giving Tuesday campaign.

How can I get involved on Giving Tuesday?

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Growing giving around the world

With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world’s middle classes by 2030 we want to transform their communities through giving.

How can we create a thriving global civil society?

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Future:Good

Learn how technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain will transform charities and become a huge force for good.

How will technology shape the world?

influencing government

We work with governments and all those who are interested in charities to encourage giving, and help charities and social enterprises to flourish. We champion the contribution that charities, donors and volunteers make to society.  We are:

  • Informing and influencing the Government’s Civil Society Strategy 
  • Creating a positive environment for charities
  • Working with other charities and their supporters to shape the future of giving
  • Ensuring that metro mayors and regional government promote place-based giving

How we work together

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understanding giving

Our research gives us unique insight into charitable giving.  We provide free research and analysis that helps to inform charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists.  Our unique UK Giving research and CAF World Giving Index are among the most influential pieces of charity research published annually. For this, and our full suite of research, visit the CAF Research Hub.

latest comment and insight from our blogs

Read our insights into giving and our thoughts on how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good.

Our think-tank, Giving Thought, is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society, explore how and why people and companies give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.  Our Public Affairs blog will keep you up to date with our views.

  • 27 April 2018 

    Where are Charities in the Great AI Debate?

    In this blog for the World Economic Forum, CAF's Head of Policy Rhodri Davies argues that civil society organisation need to engage with the debate over the future development of AI, and that governments and the tech industry need to make eforts to engage civil society to ensure that a broad range of views are heard.
  • 26 April 2018 

    A quick take on the Civil Society Futures first year report

    The independent inquiry into Civil Society Futures has just released a report detailing the findings from their first year of research and engagement. What does this tell us about the challenges facing civil society, and the actions we need to take?
  • 16 April 2018 

    The Commonwealth and its potential impact on Global Giving

    As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) comes to London this week, we’re highlighting the potential impact that its population could have on good causes worldwide.

  • 21 March 2018 

    What could international development look like post Brexit?

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU, how can we remain a key actor in international development?
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