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OUR PASSION

We are champions for charity and campaign to build a better world.  We influence policy makers in the UK and around the world to encourage people to give. Working with charities, businesses, donors and governments we use our knowledge and experience to build a stronger society.

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Place-based giving

Philanthropy can transform communities around the UK. Find out how to build a culture of giving in our 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.

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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.

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Future:Good

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

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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 giving

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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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