Philanthropy Impact

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

Ten years ago, critics dismissed impact measurement as too difficult, misleading, or simply not important. Today, 75% of charities measure some or all of their work, and nearly three-quarters have...
UK Giving is an annual survey that began in 2004/5 and provides the latest research on individuals' giving to charity - how much is given, who the donors are, where...
Adessy Associates
Donors are more likely to identify practical and personal motivations for philanthropy, but prioritise idealistic and altruistic considerations, a report published in September by philanthropy advisors Adessy Associates suggests. Constructive...
Big Lottery Fund
A lack of business skills means many voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are missing out on investment, according to a report commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund. The...
Big Society Capital
The UK’s social investment market could be worth £1bn by 2016, according to a Big Society Capital report The First Billion: a forecast of social investment demand. It says that...
Bellagio Initiative
This report makes a number of key recommendations to philanthropic and development organisations. They are: Build new development theories, through work with people on the ground, that have global-ownership and...
New Philanthropy Capital
This report provides an in-depth insight into how changes in public sector commissioning are affecting the charity sector. Based on a survey of charities that have an income over £800,000...
Scorpio Partnership
The conclusion of research by Scorpio Partnership, the wealth management consultancy, into the views of Europe's wealthiest donors is that wealthy individuals and families may have a plethora of advisors...