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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.

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Giving Thought: our philanthropy think-tank

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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Watch the latest video: Block & Tackle

Can blockchain technology be used to transform the way charities are created and regulated? We ask:

  • what it might mean for registering and monitoring charities
  • whether it could provide transparent financial information on charities
  • whether it could spell the end of traditional charity regulation

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 CHARITY GIVING RESEARCH

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

Find out more about Charitable Giving in the USA

Charitable Giving in the USA 2017

We look at how people in the USA give, the causes they support and how much they give.

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Find out more about giving in Canada

Canada Giving 2017

Our latest report gives you an overview of charitable giving in Canada, how people give, the causes they support and why they give.

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Philanthropy Comes of Age 2017

Our new report, in partnership with UK Community Foundations, looks at the rise of donor advised giving in the UK.

Key findings and recommendations

OTHER PUBLICATIONS FROM CAF

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

More about the history of 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
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The Art of Adaptation

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

Transforming the adviser-client relationship
Discover more about the 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.

CHARITY 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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