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Our guest contributor Matthew Smerdon is deputy director, Baring Foundation

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Warren Buffett’s annual donation of shares to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year was valued at $1.6bn (£1.1bn), 28% higher than...

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Art collector Charles Saatchi’s recent gift to the nation, estimated at a value of £25m, is an act that illustrates many of the ideals of ‘active philanthropy’. The ad man...

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Coutts & Co has achieved a UK-first with its pioneering ‘Social Enterprise Advisory Service’ aimed at encouraging and assisting many of its 20,000 successful entrepreneurial clients to develop enterprises that...

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Charity Bank and Investing for Good have announced their intention to form a strategic alliance in order to “better achieve...

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In an effort to scale up effective philanthropy to new levels of impact, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is embarking on a campaign that will arm...

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The publication of the report of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) Commission is proof that philanthropic funding of policy work can...

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A new independent expert panel, set up this week by the Community Development Foundation (CDF), is inviting input from interested parties on community development.

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Financial analysis of the UK’s top 500 charities’ suggests a slight decrease in voluntary income as a result of the economic downturn, but continued generosity from donors.

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Social Return On Investment (SROI), the previous government’s preferred method of measuring social impact, is still beyond the reach of most charities, a new report from independent think tank ...

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