New charitable giving research centre starts work

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics The ESRC Research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy has begun its work of building “a better understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy for donors, charities and policy-makers”.Based at Cass Business School, City University, London, it will work to generate evidence which charities can use to develop giving in the UK, and which can also inform Government policy on helping charities.The Centre will address questions such as: what impact do economic conditions have on donations to charity? What motivates people, including the super-rich, to give to charity? How can good causes use these donations most effectively?The Centre has received a total of £2.2 million over 5 years from the Office of the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Scottish Government and the Carnegie UK Trust.Co-ordinated by NCVO in London, research will be carried out at Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Southampton and Kent Universities.The Centre is innovative among philanthropy research centres around the world in that it is funded jointly by the Government and the third sector, providing direct links between those providing the research and those who will use it.Phil Hope, Minister for the Third Sector, said: “We set up this centre because we recognised the importance of good evidence to steer us in the right direction on charitable giving. Given the current uncertainty among charities over the future of the economy, this research is more important than ever.”Professor Cathy Pharoah is Co-Director of the Centre. She said: “Along with co-director Professor Jenny Harrow, I am determined to use our expertise to raise awareness of the importance of giving and philanthropy in society today, and to help build a field of knowledge which will support practitioners, promote philanthropy and attract new researchers.”The Centre’s programme for its first year will be announced shortly, with details of the projects, timetables and outputs in each of the individual research areas.Meanwhile you can read a report entitledRecession and Charities (PDF) specially written for the launch by Jenny Harrow and Cathy  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. New charitable giving research centre starts work Howard Lake | 7 October 2008 | Newslast_img read more

BAYAN USA demands Philippines President Aquino resign

first_imgWW photo: Terri KaySan Francisco — At an event entitled “Peoples’ Power: Aquino Resign,” over 100 people rallied and marched as part of a national day of action called by BAYAN-USA. Per their callout: “Feb. 25 is the 29th anniversary of Edsa 1 People Power Uprising that toppled the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and BAYAN-USA organizations throughout the U.S. will hold a nationwide action to call for the U.S. puppet Aquino regime to resign and pay tribute to the lives of 60-plus victims of U.S. intervention in the Philippines. Filipino migrants and citizens alike continue to hold onto the aspirations for a genuine systemic change in the Philippines.”The 60-plus victims refers to “the recent incident in Mamasapano where the lives of 68 Filipinos — 44 Special Action Forces, 18 Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels and other residents in the area, including an eight-year-old girl — were lost. Fact-finding missions have retrieved evidence of U.S. military forces active in this incident.” U.S. complicity was highlighted by speakers in the rally, as the U.S. funds and provides training and weaponry to Aquino’s military.Endorsers of the event included BAYAN, GABRIELA-SF, AnakBAYAN, the Arab Resource Organizing Center, Haiti Action, Marcha Patriótica (Colombia) of California and Workers World Party.Aquino resign!U.S. OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more