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The human rights space, and the community of philanthropists and institutions that support it, is as complex as the issues it seeks to tackle. In the last two decades, investment...
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Last autumn, I was lucky to get an introduction to the extraordinarily beautiful exhibition of portraits by Goya at the National Gallery. Our guide was art expert Richard Thomas and...
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Sixty-five per cent of Russians don’t trust NGOs – they don’t have confidence that their donation will reach the end beneficiary.1 Sadly, this lack of trust in NGOs is endemic...
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Having been involved in fundraising for a wide range of charities over the past 25 years or so, one thing that remains constant is the growing need to demonstrate impact...
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Philanthropic foundations typically seek to deliver public good from private wealth over the long term, with many pursuing an investment strategy aimed at perpetuity and tailoring their grants programme to...
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There has been a significant movement towards social impact investing by many philanthropic foundations over the last five years, for a number of reasons. First, there is a recognition by...
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Eliminating global poverty has long eluded the international community, governments and development agencies. While social and economic empowerment are the intentions of povertyeradication efforts, often ‘we paper over the cracks...
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This article describes how Access: the Foundation for Social Investment is approaching the challenge of supporting social organisations to take on repayable finance, and their place on the ‘philanthropic spectrum’...
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An uncharitable view of the charitable sector is that it is unprofessional and ineffective. According to this perspective, if charities only acted like businesses, they would have a greater impact...
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNHR) , adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the foundation for the growth of global development activity, providing...

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