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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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  • 15 December 2015 

    Philanthropy, the Blockchain & the Internet of Things

    Today CAF launched a new discussion paper, “Giving Unchained: Philanthropy and the Blockchain”, which looks at the potential impact of new ‘blockchain technology’ on charitable giving and social action. This follows on from our Giving a Bit(Coin) paper earlier this year, which explored the possibilities of harnessing new forms of digital ‘cryptocurrency’ for philanthropy.
  • 25 June 2014 

    4 opportunities Bitcoin presents for philanthropy

    Having watched this topic continue to increase in public profile, I thought it would be a good time to ponder a few more specific opportunities and challenges that cryptocurrencies might raise for charities and philanthropists.
  • 8 February 2018 

    Attention Pleas: Charities, the attention economy and ethical design

    As digital technology makes many things abundant and free, one of the few remaining scare resources is our own attention. How can charities compete in the "attention economy" without running the risk of contributing to longer term harm?
  • 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?


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.

Thousands of charities, companies, individuals and community groups take part across the world and the campaign is growing every year.

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.

Discover this amazing day of giving

OUR latest reports and discussion papers

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    Giving at Work

    The next stage of the Inquiry focused on employment; how people can support charities throughout their working life, employers can improve loyalty and staff skills and how people increasingly want to work for organisations committed to social good.
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    Growing up Giving

    The first stage of the Inquiry looked at how younger people support good causes, learn about charities, can use charitable activity to boost their opportunities, as well as how charities can make themselves accessible to younger audiences.
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    CAF response to FCA Call for Ideas on Regulatory Barriers to Social Investment

    This is our response to an FCA Call for Ideas on Regulatory Barriers to Social Investment.

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We provide free research publications and analysis helping to influence the decisions of charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.

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The latest on key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and using new technologies for social good.

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