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Expert opinions

Expert Opinions on topic areas can be a useful way of keeping up-to-date. To this end, a few of our Expert Opinions are being revised and new ones developed. If you would like to suggest an expert opinon on a particular topic, then please email your suggestion to administration@philanthropy-impact.org

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Growing up in Yorkshire and then Surrey in the ‘60s, I benefited from an excellent state-funded education that helped me get to Oxford University and into a successful career in...
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After a raft of negative headlines on mismanaged charities, it has been refreshing to celebrate the charities which are getting it right – some of the shining lights in the...
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Charitable giving – you would hope it should be simple. You choose a charity, decide how you would like to donate and they put your money to good use. It...
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Philanthropy has a long and rich history in the UK, catalysing some of the major social changes and founding most of our most well-known and valued institutions. The affluent in...
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“ I’m alone. I’m alone and I’ve got lots of money. That’s not a fun place to be. Trust me. How do I know who to trust? Who do I...
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Are your clients interested in simplifying their charitable giving? Are your clients giving in the most tax efficient way? A donor-advised fund (‘DAF’) may be right for your clients. Donor-advised...
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Although the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) catches charities in its due diligence and reporting net, its potentially onerous impact remains largely unrecognised by the charities sector. As the first reporting...
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How can philanthropy make a permanent difference? How to achieve lasting change? Do philanthropists consider a sustainable, long-term outcome, or are they more emotional about their giving? Resoundingly, philanthropists declare...
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In theory, long-term shareholder interests are aligned with environmental and social good. How does this work? Large institutional investors, most of them pension funds are, in effect, ‘Universal Owners’, as...
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Maybe getting donors to give better is cheaper and easier than getting them to give more.

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