For four years a discussion paper has circulated within Cause4 that grapples with how best to serve charities forged in tragedy. We’ve publishing a distilled version of this analysis to shed light on a collection of charities (who are strangers to each other) which we consider rather special for society for their compelling messages but also their extra vulnerability.
In February 2011 Government launched Growing the Social Investment Market: A vision and strategy - a six-point framework starting with ‘enabling’ actions and leading to more direct intervention including consideration of tax incentives to encourage social investment. It is clearly positive to encourage a thriving social investment market where social ventures can find access to the capital they need to grow, together with a strategy to make it happen.
Journalist Zoe Williams in the Guardian on Thursday 10 June writes about the vulgarity of the Ark Gala Ball. Tickets are £10,000 each and with the event attended by A-listers such as the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this is most definitely a ‘spectacle’ of big beast philanthropy.
Last month, during President Obama’s first official state visit to Britain, it was stated that the USA and United Kingdom will draw upon joint knowledge and expertise in a bid to strengthen global volunteering and community engagement.
Worth taking a look at Ellie Brodie's article on today's Guardian voluntary network sector blog. She suggests that The White Paper on Giving fails to explain why people should give their time and money. We would be interested to hear whether or not you think she is correct?