Beth  Breeze

Beth Breeze

Researcher, (freelance)

Beth Breeze is an academic researcher who specialises in philanthropy.  She worked within the ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy from 2008 t 2013 and has recently begun a Leverhulme Trust-funded Early Career Fellowship for a project The Formation of Fundraisers: role of personal skills in asking for money.

She co-founded, and is now Director of, the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent where she also teaches courses on volunteering, fundraising and philanthropy.

She began her career as a fundraiser for a youth homelessness charity and has worked in a variety of fundraising, research and charity management roles, before completing a doctoral thesis on contemporary UK philanthropy in 2010.

 

 

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How to give major donors what they want

Why do rich people give? And how can you keep them engaged? Beth Breeze and Theresa Lloyd share findings from their new book Richer Lives: why rich people give.

Who's top dog? Fundraising's 50 Most Influential 2013

The fundraisers have spoken. The annual poll of the fundraising world’s 50 Most Influential people is revealed.

The Funding Commission’s big ideas

The Funding Commission wants to increase giving and put fundraising front-and-centre in a new world order. Co-chair Richard Gutch explains precisely what the Commission wants to happen.

Decisions, decisions: How donors decide which charities to support

It is not just major donors and new philanthropists who want to support effective charities, the prompts for giving are complex across the giving spectrum. Beth Breeze discusses the latest research on how donors select which charities to support.

Donors aren't dopes: The impact of the recession on charitable giving

Most people still want to keep giving, and not every charity is experiencing increased demand as a result of the recession. Beth Breeze writes as part of a series of four expert articles this month following the UK Giving report.

Don’t panic about 11 per cent donation drop, say researchers

Tania Mason examines the UK Giving results and finds specks of optimism among the recession gloom.

A vote of confidence? How voting impacts corporate partnerships

One of the ironies of our age is that the declining popularity of democracy with a capital ‘D’ is accompanied by a dash-to-vote in many other areas of life. Beth Breeze discusses how the pull of the poll could skew charity of the year selections.

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