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YOUR GIVING IN FOCUS

Find the latest thoughts, research and insight into how and why people give to charitable causes – and the impact you have.

WHAT'S NEW?

Giving Thought: our philanthropy think-tank

The key issues affecting civil society

We consider what’s happening right now, and scan the horizon for the most interesting developments, to try to understand what will be important in the future.

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Brave New World: could this be philanthropy's finest hour?

We reflect on the potential implications for philanthropy following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

Supporting your Philanthropy

How can CAF help you achieve greater impact with your philanthropy?

We hear from David Stead

Philanthropy's finest hour?

Rhodri Davies asks 'Can philanthropy play a key role in healing some of society's divisions?'

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Brave New World 2017

What are the challenges and opportunities facing philanthropy in 2017 and beyond?

We speak to Rhodri Davies

LATEST RESEARCH

We regularly produce informative and inspiring research and reports for our donors and charities.

CAF Scotland Giving 2017

A comparison of charitable trends in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

How Scotland supports charity
World Giving Index 2016

CAF World Giving Index 2017

A unique insight into how people give around the world.

The world’s most generous countries
UK Giving

UK Giving report 2017

Find out who gives to charity, which causes they support and how they like to support them.

How the UK supports charity

OUR OTHER PUBLICATIONS

We also provide analysis to help influence the decisions of charities, companies, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.

Philanthropy

Public Good by Private Means

Written by CAF’s Rhodri Davies, the book examines the relationship between philanthropists, the state and society.

The story of philanthropy through the ages
Relationships

The Art of Adaptation

We look at donors’ attitudes towards philanthropy advice – and the expectations of advisers.

Transforming the adviser-client relationship
Future of philanthropy

The future of philanthropy

In the face of a challenging time for charities, we explore the role that young, wealthy individuals can play to shape a bright future.

Shaping the future of giving

ARE YOU JUST STARTING OUT ON YOUR PHILANTHROPY JOURNEY?

Do you want to learn more about creating a strategy and researching causes? Our three-step guide will help you make the most of your giving.

Read our guide to charitable giving

DONATING TO CHARITY

However much you have to give, we can help you make a bigger difference to the causes you care about.

VOLUNTEERING

Donate your time by volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to contribute your time and skills to a cause close to your heart.

5 great reasons to volunteer

Benefits of volunteering

Find out how donating your time to charitable organisations can benefit employees, the young and charities.

Read more about the benefits of volunteering

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