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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New Philanthropy Capital
This report from New Philanthropy Capital seeks to help both charities and donors to better communicate results. By understanding how funders use results information and what drives their satisfaction with...
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Harvard Business Review
This article argues that in order to strengthen their impact in the world, philanthropic investors need to rigorously define their goals, be realistic about how to achieve them, and commit...
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Stanford Social Innovation Review
This paper from Mark Kramer proposes that despite the vast amounts of money spent by philanthropists, they fall far short of solving the most pressing problems. Kramer argues that closing...
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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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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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Amsterdam University Press
This publication is an output of a meeting held in January 2008 at VU University in Amsterdam, attended by many of the leading European academics who focus on charitable giving...
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Cass Business School, City University London
Charities in the UK have traditionally launched special appeals for donations in the period before Christmas. Christmas is a time of giving and they hope to persuade the public to...
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European Philanthropy Research And Teaching Initiative
The report outlines the current state of philanthropy research and teaching within Europe, and suggests a stronger and more effective framework could be built to ‘close the gap’ between learning...
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Northern Rock Foundation
This briefing paper summarises the findings of the second working paper from the Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends Study (TSTS). It reports on ‘TSO50’, a study of 50 Third...

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