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Linda Mahood
Women born late in Victoria's reign were beneficiaries of expanded educational opportunities; however, legal and social conventions stifled many ambitions. Charity work represented a chance for adventure and rebellion, but it was also thankless work that could be physically and morally exhausting. Like many other women from her class background, Eglantyne Jebb, was drawn into what was called philanthropy and charity work. A grammar school teacher, publicist and fundraiser for Macedonian Relief Fund, Agricultural Organization Society, Fight the Famine Council and co-founder of Save the Children, Jebb led a group of feminists and pacifists to collaborate on the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, endorsed by the League of Nations General Assembly on 26 November 1924 as the World Child Welfare Charter. This book uses Jebb's life as a lens through which to view the role volunteering played in women's lives before and after the First World War. By overcoming the patronizing connotations usually associated with being a ‘Lady Bountiful’, and by her efforts to give aid to children regardless of their race or creed, Jebb created the first international child welfare charity and brought a professional ethos to unpaid social work.
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Monitor Group LLP
This report shows how long-term trends are combining to create a new reality for every gift and giver. One result is that anyone who wants to give has more choices...
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Grant Craft and European Foundation Centre
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the social economy — private capital used for public good...
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Baring Foundation, London
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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NPC
The aim of this report is to consider the implications of recent changes in the criminal justice system on the work of charities and on the role and impact of...
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NPC
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...
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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...
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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...
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This volume is the culmination of seven years of research by the Third Sector European Policy (TSEP) network. Seventeen chapters offer in-depth insights into the third sector and policy processes in a wide range of European countries, including the Netherlands,...
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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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