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- Many (many!) charities are too small to measure their own impact
- We don’t know how to get donors to use more evidence to improve their giving
- Royal patronages of charities don’t seem to help charities much
- How is philanthropy responding to Covid19? How should it respond?
- Identifying the Effects of Various Ways of Giving: Using the ‘Opportunity’ of the Covid19 Crisis
- Giving during COVID-19
- We tried to update our analysis of charities’ performance and their admin costs, and you won’t BELIEVE what happened next!
- Why I’ve joined a board of the Flemish Red Cross
- Do Royals help charities? We’re finding out
- Can people tell posh champagne from cava in a blind trial?? – an experiment
- A life ended well
- How to give well to charity?
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Category Archives: Effective giving
We tried to update our analysis of charities’ performance and their admin costs, and you won’t BELIEVE what happened next!
Many people believe that charities waste money on ‘administration’, and hence that the best charities spend little on administration. A strong form of this view is that the best charities are by definition those which spend little on administration, i.e., you … Continue reading
Apparently ~3000 organisations have Royal patrons. About 200 have this week lost their relationship with Prince Andrew. Securing and maintaining a relationship with a Royal is work, and is it worth it? It seems that nobody knows. Giving Evidence is … Continue reading
This article first published in MoneyWise magazine. MacKenzie Bezos, who recently divorced the world’s richest person, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has pledged to give away at least half of her $37billion fortune. To whom should she give it? I’ve advised … Continue reading
This talk explains what evidence-based giving is, why it matters, and how it needn’t be soooo complicated. Even the first 30 seconds here show why minimising administrative costs to keep an aid programme ‘cheap’ is a bad idea. This talk … Continue reading
Producing the kind of data donors would like is hard and expensive, but not impossible This article first published in the Financial Times in October 2017. We kept overheads low, boasts Camila Batmanghelidjh in her book published last week about … Continue reading
This five-minute video is Caroline’s take on what evidence-based philanthropy is, and how it’s similar to and different from evidence-based medicine. Filmed on a park bench…with Oxford-Cambridge boat race crews practising in the background.
Modern philanthropists adopt an evidence-based approach This article first published in the Financial Times in March 2017. The Christian tradition of giving things up for Lent comes, it is said, from making a virtueof necessity. Last year’s harvest, gathered in … Continue reading
This article first published in the Financial Times in January 2017. Donors encourage smaller organisations — but does that help beneficiaries? There are 165,000 registered charities in England and Wales alone, which people often say is a lot. But is … Continue reading
This article first published in the Financial Times in December 2016. One big donation will be more effective than several smaller ones Would you prefer to receive one big present this Christmas, or lots of little ones? Your inner child … Continue reading