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Charity begins with admitting we got it wrong

We need to be scientific and fearless about assessing whether proposed solutions work This article first published in the FT The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seems to have wasted six years and $1bn, having initiated a programme to improve … Continue reading

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Charities (gasp!) using and producing sound evidence

This article first published in the Financial Times. Anne Heller has done something that I had never previously seen in my 18 years in the non-profit sector. She identified a social problem, scoured academic literature to find a solution, and … Continue reading

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Mapping the existing evidence about preventing child abuse in institutions

We are producing a map of the existing evidence about child abuse within organisations New project! Giving Evidence is working to produce a map of the existing evidence (and gaps in it) about what is effective at reducing child abuse … Continue reading

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The Big Money Questions

Wide-ranging chat about charitable giving, with the Daily Mail. What to give to, what to avoid, one of Caroline’s favourite charities, how to choose a charity… (~20 minutes) Please click on the picture below to watch the full video.

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Charities and donors: What would you like more research about?

Giving  Evidence and think-tank Charity Futures break new ground in researching what matters to charities and donors Survey here! Pls take ten minutes to tell us what you would like to know! Charity Futures, the new sector think tank led by … Continue reading

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Donors left empty-handed on charity data questions

How can you tell if a charity is effective, when there is little independent analysis? This article first published in the Financial Times Judging by my inbox, there seems to be huge demand for advice about which charities to support. … Continue reading

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How to make an evidence-based intervention

VIDEO: Watch Caroline’s new lesson with the Fitzroy Academy! Full lesson here.

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Give one charity donation, get one free

Making a big gift to draw other donors is only useful if the charity is highly effective This article first published in the Financial Times The practice of donors offering to “match” gifts made to charities they support has become … Continue reading

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What the Skoll Global Threats Fund learnt with its $100 million

This article first published in Alliance Magazine. The first president of eBay, Jeff Skoll, set up his Global Threats Fund in 2010 to ‘make  progress against five of the gravest threats to humanity’: climate change, pandemics, water security, nuclear proliferation, … Continue reading

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Giving suggestions for this Christmas

If you, like millions of people, want to give this Christmas / holiday season, the following are all good bets, in our view: Medicins Sans Frontieres: They always seem to be to be where the sh*t is worst, e.g., Yemen, … Continue reading

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