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Change Makers in Philanthropy

The face of philanthropy is changing. A more diverse, representative range of voices are collaborating, questioning and reshaping the nature of giving, ultimately accelerating progress for all. 

Discover the stories behind their giving and the enormous impact they are having.

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Make a lasting impact with a gift in your Will

It is vital that donors understand the impact that gifts in Wills can have on accelerating progress in society towards a fair and sustainable future for all.

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Analysing portfolio

How to build a philanthropic portfolio

A risk-based approach enables philanthropists to be more strategic and impactful and for their portfolios to be diversified.

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Developing a giving strategy

Developing a giving strategy

To help you define your plans, we have put together several questions and pointers, for you to consider.

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Responding to humanitarian emergencies

Responding to humanitarian emergencies

How to incorporate long-term humanitarian emergency response into your philanthropic strategy.

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Case study: Martin Lewis – giving with purpose

Read how ‘consumer-champion’ Martin Lewis approaches his charitable giving to achieve long-term impact.

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Donor Advised Funds and non-UK charities

Mark Greer looks at how philanthropists can use Donor Advised Funds to make gifts to non-UK charities.

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The Sunday Times Giving List 2021

Discover the top 200 philanthropists in the UK and the 30 leading Giving List donors of the past 20 years.

The Giving List shines a light on the good that flows from wealth creation. For the first time in the 20-year history of the list, charitable donations from the super-rich topped £4 billion. The £4.305 billion gifted over the past 12 months representing a 36.1 per cent rise on the £3.164 billion given the previous year.

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Philanthropy comes of age

Our latest report looks at the continued rise of donor advised giving in the UK.

This is our third report, looking at how donor advised funds (DAFs) and charitable trusts in the UK have grown in recent years. Learn more about donor advised giving and its potential to build support for charities and causes long into the future.

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Blogs and webinars on philanthropy and giving

Explore our recently published blogs below and take a look at our series of philanthropy focused webinars


At Charities Aid Foundation we connect donors with charities to enable social progress. Learn how our advice puts philanthropic purpose to work.

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