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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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Evidence vs Impact part two

We explore the big questions around the use of evidence in philanthropy, including its role in a post-Covid world.

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Evidence vs Impact

Unsure whether your philanthropy is making a difference? We explore how donors can use evidence to inform their charitable giving.

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How to give well

Is there a right or wrong way to give to charity? We bust some myths surrounding giving.

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Philanthropy and behavioural biases

We tackle some common behavioural biases that could be preventing us from supporting the causes we truly care about.

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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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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.

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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

  • risk

    Philanthropy, risk and innovation

    30 October 2018 - The ability to take risks and innovate is often claimed to be on of the key strengths of philanthropy, but is this really true?
  • charity law

    Chris Willis Pickup on charity law, regulation and technology

    4 September 2018 - We chat to Chris Willis Pickup, Partner at Taylor Vinters law firm and former Head of Litigation for the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  • civil society special

    Civil Society Strategy special

    10 August 2018 - We review the recently published UK government Civil Society Strategy and what it means for charities, businesses and communities in the UK.
  • transparency

    Philanthropy and transparency, with Fran Perrin

    17 July 2018 - Rhod chats to Fran Perrin, founder and Director of the Indigo Trust, founder of 360Giving, former government policy advisor and member of the famously philanthropic Sainsbury family.
  • learning from history peabody

    Learning from the history of philanthropy, with Ben Soskis

    26 June 2018 - Rhod is joined by Ben Soskis, a Fellow at the Urban Institute and editor of, for a wide-ranging chat about the history of philanthropy and what it can teach us about the big challenges facing charities and donors today.

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