Our work with the public sector 

We are champions for charity, campaigning for a better world.  We work to influence government policy makers and create a positive environment for charities and the people who support them. Our work with local councils and community groups is Growing Local Giving and our Groundwork for Global Giving campaign is building a stronger civil society across the world. Our Future:Good campaign aims to ensure new technologies and social trends have a positive impact on the future giving.

Our latest campaign, with a collaboration of charities and #NeverMoreNeeded, is to grow Gift Aid to give more support for charities struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Latest briefings

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Giving civil society the right response

We examined national policy responses to supporting philanthropic giving and civil society in the context of the pandemic and discovered government responses varied widely and some used the pandemic to silence critics.
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European policy responses to Covid-19

How are governments reacting in the light of the Covid-19 crisis?
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A COVID-19 philanthropy stimulus package

In this briefing we outline a number of immediate and medium term policy measures we believe should be taken to support charities at this difficult time.

Our campaigns

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Place-based giving

We believe the time is now to look again at philanthropy, not only as a route to financial investment, but also as a way of reconnecting people with places and spaces.

Visit our place-based giving hub
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Future:Good

We are campaiging for technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain to transform charities and become a huge force for good.

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Gift Aid Emergency Relief

We are campaigning to help charity supporters give more, and to better support our amazing charities meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

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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. 

  • 18 October 2019 

    Does Philanthropy Help or Hinder Democracy?

    Philanthropy has a complex and long-contested relationship with democracy, which is once again under scrutiny. So how can we ensure that philanthropy is a positive force within our democracy?
  • 14 October 2019 

    Place-based giving and National Democracy Week

    As part of National Democracy Week’s mission to increase democratic participation, we have 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.
  • 8 October 2019 

    Reaching across the aisle, when 'dancing with the devil' is ok

    The summer of 2019 saw the launch of a new think tank in the USA, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. What is noteworthy about this new venture is the collaboration of unlikely bedfellows George Soros and Charles Koch – each famed in their own right as a billionaire philanthropist, but up to now set far apart by their political leanings.

  • 19 September 2019 

    Guest blog: Trust Issues- what does the rise of deepfakes mean for charities?

    Our guest blogger Henry Rowling, co-founder of charity innovation consultancy Flying Cars, discusses the threat posed by deepfakes for trust in charities, and what they could do about it.

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We are working to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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