Martin  Brookes

Martin Brookes

Director, Paul Hamlyn Foundation from 10 June 2013

Martin Brookes was appointed director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in June 2013.

He was formerly the chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital.

A former Bank of England (1987 – 1993) and Goldman Sachs economist (1994 – 2001), he joined NPC as an analyst, became director of research in 2003 and then chief executive in March 2008.

Brookes is chair and co-founder of Pro Bono Economics, which provides other charities with free economic expertise to help them better understand the environment in which they operate.

 

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Transition Fund under fire for short deadline

The application window for the Transition Fund is too short and the conditions too difficult to satisfy, New Philanthropy Capital has said.

Brookes questions Funding Commission's "incredible" giving prediction

The Funding Commission’s suggestion that private giving could be increased by £11.3bn via a mere £12.2m investment is “far too optimistic”, according to New Philanthropy Capital.

Task Force says negative language holds back early-action projects

The Early Action Task Force has said the conventional language of 'prevention' used around early-action projects presupposes problems, victims and perpetrators, and called for the use of a new language of 'readiness' associated with assets and strengths.

Impact analysts body launched amid warnings of potential 'terrible' mistakes

The Social Impact Analysts Association is holding its inaugural meeting today amid calls for greater recognition of the importance of impact analysis and warnings that the progress of the practice and profession needs to be handled with great care.

I am just wondering what the evidence is for this assertion: and particularly the inference that if we had more high quality fundraisers we would raise more money. I take as evidence the recent NPC paper on giving which said it was the banks who needed to develop better product and no mention was made of a dearth of fundraisers as being a barrier to raising money.

» Dearth of quality fundraisers in UK, says NPC chief

Martin Brookes, CEO of Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation chief executive Martin Brookes has admitted to harbouring personal doubts about social investment, suggesting there are ethical issues around it that the sector has yet to confront.

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