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Despite the recession, more than half of small firms in the UK are providing support to charities, according to new research...

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A £30k-a-year Oxford University academic has pledged to donate £1m, two thirds of his expected future earnings, to effective overseas charities involved in tackling poverty.

Dr Toby Ord, a practical ethics researcher...

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Online fundraising application Causes this month shut down its presence on social networking website MySpace, ‘due to a lack of activity’.

Causes on MySpace had around 185,000 users...

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European philanthropic funding around HIV/AIDS has fallen since 2006, and the increase in US-based funding is solely due to grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to ...

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A new £5m investment fund to support social enterprises in Liverpool and Sefton has been launched this month by Charity Bank and ...

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A list of the world’s top seven philanthropists features in Forbes magazine this month. The list was compiled by Eli Broad, who...

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Better quality food aid could save the lives of at least 1.1 million children under five years of age who would otherwise die from malnutrition-related diseases, according to two new studies...

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Ethical investment firm Bridges Ventures has announced the first closing of its new Sustainable Property Fund with initial equity commitments of £26m.  With the use of ...

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Venture philanthropy pioneer Impetus Trust has announced that the charities it supports had an average annual income growth of 40% in 2008/09, more than ten times...

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US bank JP Morgan Chase this month launched a campaign that will enable Facebook users to vote which charities from 500,000 US organisations  will receive a share of a $5m (£3m)...

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