I recently joined a webinar given by the Charities Aid Foundation on de-mystifying social investment and have been prompted to take a look at this particular market to find out what it is, who benefits from it and where the money comes from.
Posts by: Rosemary Spencer
Going on-line to check out what ‘Eat what you want day’ was all about, I was struck by the pictures of people who had enthusiastically endorsed the concept by twitter. This was a group for whom the maxim ‘a little of what you fancy does you good’ and it barely had emphasis on the word ‘little’.
What do you do when you find yourself on a medium length weekend in Bruges arranged in secret by your husband in collusion with your neighbour (to feed the cats) and daughter (to look after the aviaries)?
With sources of funding diminishing, charities and social enterprises are looking at innovative ways of raising funds for large-scale capital projects. A recent trend has been the issue of charitable bonds.
The Gift Aid scheme has now been in operation for 23 years. In the first 21 years, according to HMRC, the scheme added £12 billion in tax reclaims to charitable donations. I had a look at the excellent report by the Directory of Social Change to see how this form of charitable giving had fared […]
This is the theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. It was originally set out by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy. Several films, plays and social-networking websites further down the line we can all amuse ourselves with looking for connections with the rich […]