Cathy Pharoah

Cathy Pharoah

Cahty Pharoah is co-director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School.

Pharoah was director of research for the Charities Aid Foundation from 1995 until 2006, after which she went on to set up a new research company, Third Sector Prospect, in 2007.


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London gives more than £5.5bn in cash donations to charity every year, representing 29 per cent of all private giving in the UK, according to a survey by Cass Business School and City Philanthropy.

Three quarters of family foundations have founding donors or family members on trustee boards

Almost three quarters of the largest UK family foundations have either founder donors, family members or both on their boards, according to a new study by the Association of Charitable Foundations.

Total grantmaking by UK foundations still well short of pre-recession levels

Grantmaking by the UK’s top 300 charitable foundations has increased to £2.5bn in the year to March 2014, but is still 14 per cent lower than pre-recession levels, new research shows.

Talking about Y generation: a new wave of donors

The new wave of donors will behave differently from generations past. Cathy Pharoah details recent research into Millennials, and suggests they will bring in a new era of donor-led fundraising.

Will the FRSB's recommendations damage fundraising?

Yesterday the FRSB produced a report calling for stringent new restrictions on fundraisers, which will be presented to the IoF’s standards committee today. David Ainsworth looks at some of the key implications.

The sector’s future funding model needs to be fit for purpose

Cathy Pharoah examines whether the voluntary sector's funding model is fit for purpose. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

Katie Melua (image credi: Ernest Vikne)

Charities should select celebrity patrons carefully as being associated with a public figure who turns out to have a dark side can damage the charity's reputation, warns Cathy Pharoah.

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