Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

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Expert opinion
By Julian Smith and Elizabeth Jones 
 Farrer & Co Highlights CICs are designed to be social enterprises and signify to third parties that the company operates for a community...
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Baring Foundation, London
Since 2006 the Baring Foundation’s grants programme ‘Strengthening the Voluntary Sector’, has taken a close interest in deepening understanding of the changing nature of the independence of voluntary action. Given...
Definition
Limited companies, with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage ( CIC...
Expert opinion
Ben Hughes Chief Executive, Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) Delivering fair and affordable finance for our communities Bringing financial and social benefits Increasing impact by recycling funds Offering a tax-efficient...
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HM Government
The Government’s Giving Green Paper has kickstarted the debate around how to catalyse a culture shift that makes social action a norm, wrapping five key tenets it believes could bring...
Book List
The author of this book is not a typical writer on philanthropy; Gunderman is a professor of paediatrics, radiology and medical education, as well as associate professor at Indiana’s Center on Philanthropy. It is therefore not surprising that his book...
Book List
With mass youth unemployment on a scale not seen since the early 1990s, and a government campaign committing £1bn to tackling the issue of supporting young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), this is said to be a...
Book List
This volume is the culmination of seven years of research by the Third Sector European Policy (TSEP) network. Seventeen chapters offer in-depth insights into the third sector and policy processes in a wide range of European countries, including the Netherlands,...
Book List
This short collection of 10 essays begins and ends with contributions by Michael Edwards, whose essay Philanthrocapitalism: after the goldrush raised questions about mixing business principles with philanthropic objectives. It sparked the debate on the Open Democracy website that is...
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Institute of Public Policy Research
This 2001 report from the Institute of Public Policy Research explores the many possibilities of soc ially-oriented enterprise and some of their opportunities and barriers to development. Social enterprises -...

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