The Guide to Giving

Charitable giving can make a real difference to societal issues, but it can be hard to know the best way to achieve impact.

Our comprehensive 'Guide to Giving' has been designed to provide step-by-step advice on some of the key considerations we suggest you take as you build your giving strategy.

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Featured insights

CAF Resilience Fund report 2023

Read our new report that shares learnings on how donors can help charities achieve long-term impact.

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What does the Charity Resilience Index mean for funders?

Five takeaways for funders wanting to support charities on the frontline of the cost-of-living crisis

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Charity Resilience Index

Our latest research highlights the impact that the cost-of-living crisis is having on charities and includes recommendations for donors.

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Cost of living crisis - How funders can best support charities

With charities feeling the squeeze of the cost-of-living crisis, what more can corporate and high-net-worth donors do to support charities in this turbulent time?

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Supporting community-led initiatives

In this latest piece, we talk about what a community-led initiative is, its strengths and weaknesses and how to assess this type of organisation.

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Adopting a multigenerational approach to your giving

Whether you’ve been giving for years or you’re just starting to give, you may be thinking about how best to get your family involved.

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The Sunday Times Giving List 2022

Discover the top 200 philanthropists in the UK and the causes they give to.

At the Charities Aid Foundation, we are proud to partner with the Sunday Times on the Giving List, an initiative designed to stimulate philanthropy and shine a light on the good that can flow from wealth generation. This year’s Giving List tells a story of the rise of eco-giving.


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The Giving Toolkit

Get the tools to take your philanthropy conversations from transactional to transformational.

Take your clients through our dedicated Giving Toolkit to make sure they take an informed, impact-led approach to charitable 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.
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    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.
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    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 HistPhil.org, 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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