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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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This year, leading international development charity, VSO, generated a total income of £81.2 million, up by 5.5% on £77 million in the previous year. According to VSO’s latest Annual Report,...
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The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published a new report, The Business Value of Impact Measurement , which outlines how impact measurement and management can generate business value for...
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Can you recommend any good books about philanthropy? Dr Beth Breeze and Michael Moody responds.
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Impact charity Pro Bono Economics and Bank of England volunteers help national employment charity Tomorrow’s People.
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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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