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Catalyst Evaluation Report

An evaluation of the Catalyst Programme, a £100 million culture sector-wide private giving investment scheme aimed at helping cultural organisations diversify their income streams and access more private funding, has been published. Headline findings from the report include; at least £49 million in raised funds; the additionality effects of the scheme in building capacity, confidence and skills; and the prevalence of match funding as a contributing factor in attracting donations.

19 November 2015 Read the full article

Social Investment in Europe

A new report examining the future of social investment in Europe has been published. Making Impact Real: Encouraging investment into social infrastructure and public good to stimulate the European economy examines a number of factors driving social investment and how they might be fostered for the long-term.

19 November 2015 Read the full article

DSC Social Change Awards 2015

Voting for this year’s Directory of Social Change (DSC) awards is now open. The DSC Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society, including foundations and funders. Particular congratulations to the Pears Foundation who are nominated in the ‘Great Giving Funders Award’.

19 November 2015 Read the full article

Million Dollar Donors Report

The Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report 2015 has been published, showing a record number of $1million+ donations from the UK. The report tracks the number, size, and recipients of $1million+ donations given by individuals, foundations and corporations in the UK, USA, Russia, Middle East, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

19 November 2015 Read the full article

ACF Annual Conference 2015

Many thanks to the attendees and participants in this year’s ACF conference on the theme of Independence, who combined to create a truly memorable day. Another sell-out event, the conference provided a lively, challenging and stimulating look at foundation autonomy and also the importance of inter-dependence and relationships

18 November 2015 Read the full article

Effective Endowment Management

Bookings are open for ACF’s popular series of three seminars on effective endowment management for foundation trustees, developed in collaboration with CCLA and now in its fifth year. Created with senior decision-makers in mind, the seminars will take place in the City of London on: 25 November, 8 December and 13 January. The series will equip trustees to deal confidently with the key issues involved in the governance and management of foundation endowments. Further details can be found in the enclosed brochure.

3 November 2015 Read the full article

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