Cathy Pharoah

Cathy Pharoah

Cathy Pharoah is the co-director of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy opened in October 2008, which is working on a number of research projects around charitable giving.

The Centre has highlighted the value of outsourcing for charitable institutions, the effect the economic downturn has had on charitable income, and the implications for the charity market.

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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 Family foundation giving up by a fifth, but donations down by a third

Giving by family foundations is up by 19 per cent to its highest ever level, but donations to those foundations are down almost 35 per cent, according to research published today by the Association of Charitable Foundations.

Grantmaking by UK foundations up by 10 per cent but overall income is down

Grantmaking by the UK’s top 300 charitable foundations increased by 10 per cent to £2.4bn between 2010 and 2013, new research shows.

IoF and NCVO in discussions about giving and fundraising almanac

The Institute of Fundraising and NCVO are in talks to develop a giving and fundraising almanac to strengthen and combine research into philanthropy and fundraising, the organisations revealed yesterday.

Migrants giving to home countries give more to British charities

While often barely able to afford it, households which send money back to families and communities overseas are also far more likely to donate to British charities as well, according to new research.

Good company: corporate partnerships in 2012

Reports of the death of corporate philanthropy may be exaggerated, but if the 2012 Corporate Partnerships Survey is anything to go by there are clear changes. Celina Ribeiro pulls out some of the annual survey’s main findings.

Professor Cathy Pharaoh

Government plans to build a Big Society on the back of a wave of philanthropy are being undermined by funding cuts and a lack of direction in philanthropic policy, according to a report released today.

Sir Stuart heads selection panel for ATM giving

An independent panel of charity luminaries led by Sir Stuart Etherington has converged to choose which charities will appear as options for cashpoint donating at 4,000 ATMs nationwide from next month. 

Cathy Pharoah, co-director, ESRC Centre for Charitbale Giving

Cash donations from major companies to UK charities have fallen in recent years, as companies opt for in-kind donation instead, according to a new report.

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