This research review summarises the state of knowledge around what facilitates wealthy individuals to donate to different causes, with a particular focus on environmental causes. It summarises the key learnings from this knowledge, provides a reading list, and makes recommendations….
‘What the Green Grants Said’ presents findings from a survey of 92 chief executives of UK-based environmental organisations.
‘A Splendid Torch’ is a collection of ten interviews with influential environmental donors about why they give to environmental causes and how they ensure their giving is as effective as possible.
‘Passionate Collaboration?’ presents findings from a survey of 140 CEOs of UK environmental organisations.
The sixth edition of ‘Where the Green Grants Went’ provides the most comprehensive overview yet of grants to environmental initiatives from UK foundations, the National Lottery, and public sector funding programmes.
Passionate and generous philanthropic engagement with worthy causes is all well and good — but ultimately it means nothing unless we get serious about the environment, says Ben Goldsmith. (First published in Spears magazine, March/April 2011; updated November 2015)
GEO conducts field research to track trends in grantmaker practice. In short, they want to know: is grantmaking getting smarter? GEO’s 2014 study highlights some important shifts in how grantmakers support nonprofit results, but also reveals where the sector is falling short.
Why Giving Away our Wealth Has Been the Most Satisfying Thing We’ve Done
Bill and Melinda Gates talk about how they came to give away most of their wealth, and how much they enjoy it.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet philanthropists and NGOs remain focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
A report intended to catalyse debate on current approaches to tackling a wide range of ‘bigger-than-self’ challenges – including global poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss.
Chris Rose, Pat Dade, Nick Gallie and John Scott are four seasoned communications strategists. In this paper they argue that climate change communications need to tap into the motivations of their target audiences.
Provocative essay on the challenges faced by the US progressive movement.
Food for thought
ACF is the largest non-issued based membership organisation for trusts and foundations in the UK. It provides forums for funders to learn from each other, training session on different aspects of grantmaking and philanthropy and publications to keep grantmakers up-to-date with philanthropic trends.
A briefing for funders on how they can help foster a more collaborative environmental sector, based on a survey and interviews with environmental leaders from across the country.
Revised version of the best-selling analysis of the way in which ‘frames’ are used to organise political discourse.