Philanthropy Impact

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Reports

You might find some of these reports useful. Some reports are held as PDF documents within the site and others link to other sites.

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Association of Charitable Foundations
This guide draws on the experience of the UK's grant-making trusts and foundations, to provide an essential handbook on monitoring and evaluation, with examples and guidance to help in assessing...
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Baring Foundation
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...
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Carnegie UK Trust
This final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society, argues that civil society has been pushed to the margins in key areas including politics, finance...
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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Written at the request of programme staff at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, this paper is intended to provoke discussion about the tradition, necessity, and benefits of endowment funds in...
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Centre for Giving and Philanthropy and Pears Foundation
This publication is the second report on family foundation philanthropy written by Pharoah, who is co-director of the ESRC Research Centre for Giving and Philanthropy. It updates and greatly expands...
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Charity Commission
This report offers a ‘snap-shot’ of the impact of the current recession on UK charitable trusts and foundations. It is based on in-depth interviews conducted in April 2009 with 19...
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Association of Charitable Foundations
This Association of Charitable Foundation (ACF) booklet offers philanthropists, and permanent or shorter term funders who are concerned about their mission and effectiveness, insight and learning on effective grant-making. ACF...
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Institute for Philanthropy
In recent years, charitable trust and foundation trustees have engaged in an increasing number of conversations and debates on the phenomenon of ‘spend out'. Spend out, known in the USA...
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The Foundation Center and Council on Foundations
The question of whether a foundation should exist forever (in perpetuity) by building up an endowment and distributing only the interest, or should ‘spend down’ by spending both capital and...