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Fresh research shows grant-making by charitable trusts and foundations recovering from recession
UK trusts and foundations gave £2.65bn in grants in 2012, returning to pre-recession levels, according to a new report published today by the Directory of Social Change.Learn more
Summer Budget 2015: evolution rather than revolution?
Despite the surprise election result in May, the first Budget of the new Conservative government seemed more like evolution than revolution Ė a modification of the existing direction of travel set out in the last Coalition Budget in March, rather than a radical change of course.Learn more
Charity writing: How to edit copy
If you work in charity communications, itís probably your job to edit other peopleís copy, from articles for your magazine, newsletter, website and annual review to jargon-packed reports.Learn more
Charity finance: Ten points about preventing charity fraud
Kate Sayer gives you ten top guidance tips on preventing fraud.Learn more
Love your beneficiaries: donated goods to help your communities
Do you want to do more for your beneficiaries? Does lack of funding mean that those you support have to Ďmake doí or go without? If so then read on!Learn more
Fundraising - How to be more appealing
I read appeal copy all the time. I donít write it, thatís a skilled job. I donít even interfere with othersí copy, beyond correcting typos, because it breaks the flow of the words and rapidly comes to look like the camel Ė a horse designed by a committee of people with different ideas.Learn more
Charity Commission surrounded and under heavy fire
'The long-anticipated report from the National Audit Office on the Commissionís regulatory effectiveness is the latest high-explosive attack.'Learn more
Through a Glass Darkly
400 companies giving £658 million...The Guide to UK Company Giving 2015/16 is published on Monday 27 April 2015. Our researchers look at some of the facts and figures they found when writing this must-have guide.Learn more
Personal development - What is 'Brand You'?
Would you be able to describe your brand (that is - who you are and what you are about) to a future employer or a new client? If you donít know who you are and how you want to be seen how can others make the right assessment of you?Learn more
I'm usually a fan of the Charity Commission, but...
Debra Allcock Tyler has the last word on the Charity Commission.Learn more
Sector Insight: UK Grant-making Trusts 2015
Do you want to know what makes funders tick? This in-depth analysis of 2,500 grant-making charities, covering £2.65 billion of grants and £45 billion in assets, will help you to do just that. It gives you the most comprehensive picture of independent funding for charitable endeavour in the UK to date.Sector Insight: UK Grant-making Trusts 2015
The Guide to New Trusts 2015/16
You no longer need to keep a keen eye out for new trusts giving money away to charities like yours. This annual guide tracks new grant-makers established each year, and offers their details to you in an easy to digest format.The Guide to New Trusts 2015/16
The Guide to UK Company Giving 2015/16 - Out now
ĎThe quality and reliability of analysis put this directory head and shoulders above comparable publications. An invaluable resource for both researcher and fundraiser alike.í Stephen Brammer, Professor of Strategy, Birmingham Business SchoolThe Guide to UK Company Giving 2015/16 - Out now
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