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Should You Donate to Sport Relief?

This article first appeared in Huffington Post This weekend, Sport Relief is running masses of activities this weekend to raise money for charity. But not all charities are the same. So is Sport Relief a good one?  Yes. Before we get into … Continue reading

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Kate Middleton’s charities: a curious but quite good set for a beginner

The Duchess Formerly Known as Kate Middleton announced today her first four charity affiliations. It’s a quirky set. If she’s clever, Kate (if we’re still allowed to call her that) can add a load more value to them. The overriding precept of … Continue reading

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Cheryl Cole Foundation: The most important 3 words

It’s off to a great start. But trouble ahead? Here’s what it should do. In its first year, Cheryl Cole’s Foundation is teaming up with the Prince’s Trust. Good. New donors almost always do well to partner with existing donors and existing charities. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry: gives charity what he does best

Prince Harry goes to the Arctic: of course the press  go too. Smart guy. He’s doing what great donors do best: bringing to his charitable passions the most valuable and most unusual resources he can access. Raising the profile and … Continue reading

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Nine reasons why Red Nose Day is brilliant and deserves your money(!)

An independent view of Comic Relief & Red Nose Day In short, because they’re very impressive and focused, and do a lot more with your money than you could. What are their goals?   Well, notice first that they have goals. They’re not … Continue reading

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Charitable gifts for the Royal Wedding: analysis of the plan

Prince William &Kate Middleton are asking for donations to a set of charities, rather than wedding gifts. Here’s my analysis of their plan. Good idea For sure the couple don’t need any towels from John Lewis. And since charities’ income falls … Continue reading

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