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Philanthropy UK's Why Rich People Give is the result of the first major research into the attitudes of wealthy people in the UK to money - how they create it, keep it and spend it. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations of the rich to support the charitable sector - or not - by giving money, time and expertise. It covers attitudes to faith, family and community, early experiences of giving and motivations, incentives and rewards. It examines relationships with recipient charities, how people give and feelings about wealth and responsibility.
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See glossary entry for Third sector.
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An approach to charitable giving that applies venture capital investment principles – such as long-term investment and hands-on support – to the citizen sector.
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Funds which can be used for the general purposes of a charity. See restricted funds .
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Total return refers to the overall benefit of an investment. It includes both income and capital growth.
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To contribute a tenth of one's annual income to charity, especially for the support of the clergy or church.
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The collective name for charities, voluntary, non-government and campaigning organisations. Also known as the voluntary and community sector (VCS).
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Ethical or socially responsible investment (as well as responsible and sustainable investment) are terms used to describe any area of the financial sector where the social, environmental and ethica
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Spending out refers to a time-limited foundation spending all or part of its capital assets in furtherance of its charitable objectives. Known as ‘spending down’ in the USA.
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Social investment as any type of investment that combines social and financial returns. This encompasses a wide range of activities across the financing spectrum, from lending to charities to

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