Nov 27, 2012 | CGAP News

CGAP researchers from Spoke 2 were active in the recent ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action) conference in Indianapolis. They presented the bulk of the work reported in a session on “Charity and social redistribution: reflections from recent British research”.

Nov 27, 2012 | Events

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012, Tobias Jung hosted a roundtable debate on ’Learning from failure in the nonprofit sector?’ at Cass Business School, City University London on 6th November.

Nov 27, 2012 | CGAP News

Spoke 1 researchers based at the universities of Newcastle, Exeter and Strathclyde have been extending their understanding of entrepreneurial philanthropy through comparative research across both space and time. The basic idea, as in all comparative research, is to analyze scale, context and primary drivers by systematically comparing and contrasting similar developments in different countries and at different times.

Oct 11, 2012 | CGAP News

Cathy Pharoah and Jenny Harrow hosted a delegation from the Chinese Institute of  Public Accountants (CICPA) for CGAP on 10th October.

Sep 3, 2012 | CGAP News

Charles Keidan, Director of the Pears Foundation, a CGAP partner and funder, attended the 12th International Third Sector Research Conference in Siena and gives his perspectives on the event as a practitioner.
Aug 21, 2012 | CGAP News
New research by Beth Breeze explores the opinions of those represented in charity campaigns. This report investigates the tension between discomfort at the use of images that could be seen as emotionally manipulative and the resulting success of fundraising appeals
Jul 10, 2012 | Events
CGAP will be organising an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Jul 3, 2012 | CGAP News

New report calls for ‘proper discussion’ on charitable giving in the UK

Charitable giving in the UK needs powerful new perspectives if the government’s hopes for a Big Society are to be successful.

While philanthropy plays a vital part in society, its contribution is limited by the values of donors. Hence, donor decision-making needs to be directed at areas where giving is most needed and in ways that lead to greater inclusion, diversity and social justice.

These are the conclusions of a new report from the ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP), a consortium of universities and NCVO co-ordinated at Cass Business School, part of City University London. The report brings together leading CGAP academic experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges for philanthropy under the Big Society umbrella.

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