Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

Glossary

Glossary

You might find some of these definitions helpful.

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The overhead costs of an organisation, as opposed to those specific to a project.

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Income which a charity obtains through selling products or services, for example providing training courses, or running charity shops.

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The ability of a charity to produce its desired result. See impact.

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Broader or longer-term effects of a project’s or organisation’s outputs, outcomes and activities.

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Information that allows performance to be measured. It is a statistical value that links an organisation’s activities to their outputs and outcomes.

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All the resources a group needs to carry out its activities, such as money, people, facilities, and equipment.

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An operational charity, as opposed to a grant-making charity, is one which carries out charitable activities directly, such as helping disadvantaged people or working in some other way to improve s

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The changes, benefits, learning or other effects that result from what the project or organisation makes, offers or provides: for example, a new job, increased income or improved self esteem.

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The direct and tangible products from the activity: for example, the number of people trained.

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Assets or income which are restricted for a particular use, such as a donation made to a charity specifically for a bursary or a named project run by the charity.

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Funds which can be used for the general purposes of a charity. See restricted funds.

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