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Scottish referendum – what will the impact be on the charitable sector?

Today is set to be a momentous day in the history of the United Kingdom, as Scotland prepares to go to the polls to vote on the future of its country. With turnout expected to be extremely high (97% of Scots have registered to vote), it is currently too close to call. Here at Cause4, we have considered the potential ramifications of a YES vote for the charitable sector as we enter the crucial final 12 hours of the campaign.

Rise in Corporate Giving, But is There More To Do?


The 2014 CAF report into Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 was released last week and makes unmissable reading for anyone working in the not-for-profit sector. The overall headline is that corporate giving has increased since 2007, during which time twice as many companies have increased their donations as have decreased them and overall donations have increased at a faster rate than pre-tax profit. Sounds great doesn’t it, but on closer examination the report reveals a slightly more nuanced picture:

Gift Aid gets digital in 2013

Back in the Summer I told you about the Small Charitable Donations Bill, the Government’s planned changes to Gift Aid laws that will enable charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) to claim Gift Aid on small donations up to £20 received in circumstances where it is difficult to ask the donor to fill in […]

Democratising Philanthropy

DCMS today published the third and final of its Philanthropy reports. With the theme of ‘Digital Giving in the Arts’, and a title of ‘Democratising Philanthropy’, the report’s author, Matthew Bowcock sets out to examine the role technology has to play in mobilising effective individual giving in the arts, and does so, I think in […]

Daily Update: Philanthropy Past, Present and Future

By Nick Gandon Yesterday the Bulldog Trust, which gives financial and advisory assistance to many charities and donors, hosted a highly engaging symposium on the state of philanthropy in the rather splendid surrounds of Two Temple Place. Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Chairman of the Philanthropy Review and Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care, chaired a wide-ranging […]