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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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