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Here you can access our latest research for free, gain insight from our think tank and keep up-to-date with the progress of our campaign activity.

LATEST FROM OUR PHILANTHROPY HUB

Brave New World 2017: Could this be philanthropy's finest hour?

Rhodri Davies, CAF's Giving Thought Programme Leader, reflects on a remarkable 2016 and discusses the potential implications for philanthropy following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

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OUR RESEARCH

Exploring trends and improving knowledge

Our research programme is focused on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy. 

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

Among the trends we explore are the changing finances of charities, patterns of individual giving, use of Gift Aid and other tax-effective giving methods, corporate social responsibility strategies, and trends in philanthropy.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

World Giving Index 2016

CAF World Giving Index

The 2016 edition of the CAF World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour across the world.

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Beyond Integrity: A report by CAF and LSE

Beyond Integrity

Exlporing how some companies are going above and beyond their traditional role to protect civic space.

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A Stronger Britain How can charities build post-Brexit Britain?

A Stronger Britain

We look into the role that people think charities can play in the post-Brexit years .

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A Post-Careers Advice Service

A Post-Careers Advice Service

We examine the factors preventing retired people from volunteering their time.

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TRANSFORMATIVE CAMPAIGNS

Campaigning for a stronger charitable sector

We play a key role in representing the needs of donors and the charitable sector. We work with Government and others to shape policy and legislation, in order to improve the environment for giving and to secure supportive legal, fiscal and regulatory conditions for donors, charities and social enterprises.

We have a long history of successfully campaigning for changes to policy.  For example, we were instrumental in establishing important schemes such as Gift Aid and payroll giving.

 

Want to know more about our campaigning activity?

Visit our campaigns hub to find out what our latest focus is.

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Give it Back, George

In 2012, we led the award-winning campaign to persuade the Government to drop the proposal made in the 2012 Budget to cap tax relief on major charitable donations.

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global campaign that encourages people to give their time, money and voice to charity on one day. We run the UK's #GivingTuesday campaign.

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Growing Giving

We explored the growing generational divide in charitable giving - highlighting some worrying trends in philanthropy and raising concerns about the future of giving.

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Giving Thought have explored the impact Blockchain experiments could have on philanthropy.

GIVING THOUGHT: OUR PHILANTHROPY THINK TANK

Looking at the key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and the use of new technologies for social good.

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

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LATEST FROM GIVING THOUGHT

Algorithm Is Gonna Get You


Algorithms are beginning to have a radical impact on society. Adam Pickering, International Policy Manager, discusses what the rise of algorithms means for philanthropy.

Giving in a World Without Work?


Rhodri Davies, Policy Manager, explores automation, Universal Basic Income and the future of philanthropy,

What do the tech trends for 2017 mean for philanthropy?


The implications of various tech developments for philanthropy are explored by Rhodri Davies, Policy Manager.