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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.

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Third Sector Research Centre
With the growing interest in measuring the social impact of third sector activities, there have been a range of approaches developed. One of these, social return on investment (SROI) has...
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Barclays
Barclays Wealth, produced in partnership with Ledbury Research, 2009. Barclays Wealth's Tomorrow's Philanthropist report, produced in partnership with Ledbury Research, builds a compelling picture of the current philanthropic landscape and...
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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...
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World Wide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) and The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI)
A report of WINGS: World Wide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support and TPI: The philanthropic initiative Authored by Paula D Johnson Global Institutional Philanthropy: a preliminary status report reveals the considerable...
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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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