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The SDG Giving Landscape: An Insight into Philanthropic Giving to the SDGs

October 24, 2019

CAF America's report explores the SDG landscape that has emerged based on its donors' philanthropic giving since the goals entered into force on January 1st, 2016. It looks at the SDGs that rose to the top based on the level of support received and provides a window into how priorities have shifted year-by-year. In a regional and source-based setting, the report tracks the charitable giving of corporate, foundation, and individual donors through CAF America.

International Affairs, Global Challenges

UK Giving 2019: An Overview of Charitable Giving in the UK

May 1, 2019

This UK Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, South Africa, and the United States.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.

Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Bulgaria Giving 2019 : An Overview of Charitable Giving in Bulgaria

April 1, 2019

This Bulgaria Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Russia, Canada, India, South Africa, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.

Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Russia Giving 2019 : An Overview of Charitable Giving in Russia

February 1, 2019

This Russia Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, South Africa, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.For additional information: https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/research/caf-international-research-hub

Giving and Volunteering

South Africa Giving 2019

January 29, 2019

This South Africa Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Russia, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports. As the series grows we will be ableto look at trends in giving for the first time: why and how people of different ages and social groups givein different countries; the way they give and who they give to, as well as gaining a better understanding ofpeople's participation in social and civic activities beyond financial donations and volunteering.

Giving and Volunteering

CAF World Giving Index 2018 : A Global View of Giving Trends

October 1, 2018

In its ninth year, the CAF World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour around the world and shares insights into the nature of giving and trends in global generosity. It is based on data collected over a five year period (2013-2017) and includes results from 146 countries collected throughout 2017.Each country is ranked for three giving behaviours as follows:Helping a strangerDonating moneyVolunteering timeKey Findings:Giving has increased in developed countries; a welcome reversal of the decline we saw last year amongst most of the top- scoring Western countries.The giving gap between the continents is closing. For example, five years ago there was a 7 percentage point gap between the index scores of the Americas and Africa. Now it stands at just 1 percentage point.More people around the world reported helping a stranger and volunteering their time in 2017, but the proportion donating money has declined for the second year in a row.

Giving and Volunteering

Charitable Giving in the USA 2017

November 20, 2017

This Charitable Giving in the USA 2017 report is one of an international series, produced across theCAF Global Alliance, a world leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy.The series also includes reports covering Brazil, Canada, India, Russia, South Africa and the UK.As this unique collection of country reports grows we will be able to look at trends in giving for the firsttime: how people of different ages and social groups give in different countries; the way they give; therise of online or text giving; the importance of sponsorship and the different causes people support.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Giving a Sense of Place: Philanthropy and the Future of UK Civic Identity

September 18, 2017

The Charities Aid Foundation argues that philanthropy should be a central part of the discussion about the future of cities in the UK and makes specific recommendations to usher in a new golden age of civic giving. It recommends actions to be taken by central and local government, locally elected mayors, the public sector, philanthropists and charities. These include:-The development of a clear narrative about civic philanthropy-The establishment of Local Philanthropy Partnerships-The publication of a philanthropy strategy by regionally elected mayors and-The stimulation of a wider culture of giving in cities.

Community Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History; Socio-economic Development, Poverty

CAF World Giving Index 2017: A Global View of Giving Trends

September 1, 2017

The CAF World Giving Index looks at how and why people around the world give to charity. In this eighth edition of the CAF World Giving Index, data have been collected in 139 countries, which represents 95% of the world's population. The report includes questions about three different types of giving behaviour, with each country ranked according to their answers to: -Helping a stranger-Donating money-Volunteering timeKey findings:-Every Western country in the top 20 has a decreased score this year.-For the second year running, Africa sees an increase in all three giving behaviours, compared to its five year average.

Laying The Groundwork For Growing Giving : A 2017 Update to 'Unleashing the Potential of Global Philanthropy'

August 1, 2017

Civil society finds itself at an inflection point. The next decade will see billions of people elevated from poverty and the creation of a vast new population of aspirant middle class people in emerging economies in the Global South. If the right conditions are in place, these people could become the driving force behind a global upswing in the fortunes of civil society, helping it to address some of the most pressing issues of our age. This report details the enormous potential of that engagement and finds that by 2030, were the world's middle classes to dedicate just 0.5% of their spending to charitable causes it would amount to an astonishing $319 billion per year for much needed causes. However, it also identifies a number of barriers that need to be overcome if we are not to waste this one-off opportunity. Finally, this report makes a series of recommendations for how this can be achieved.

Giving and Volunteering; International Affairs, Global Challenges; Socio-economic Development, Poverty

CAF UK Giving 2017 - An overview of charitable giving in the UK

April 1, 2017

CAF has been producing the UK Giving report since 2004, and has been tracking giving in the UK for several decades. In that time, there have been a number of changes to how the study is conducted in terms of approach and questions asked. As it is mentioned within last year's report, they listened to charities and their thirst for greater knowledge about giving behaviours in the UK and took the decision to move to a monthly tracking study rather than interviewing at four separate points in the year. This report covers the first year in which the research has been conducted monthly through YouGov's online panel.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

When size matters - The phenomenon of community foundations in small towns and rural areas of Russia

March 8, 2017

This research paper considers a phenomenon in local philanthropy development in small industrial and non-industrial towns, single-industry towns and rural areas in Russia known collectively as 'rural funds'.The goal of the research was to analyze the current state and activities of community foundations (hereinafter – CFs) working in small towns and settlements, explore the characteristic features of this type of foundation and the role they play in local community development as a unique phenomenon of local philanthropic activity in Russia.The research was carried out as part of the Programme for Development of Community Foundations implemented by CAF Russia and funded by the Global Fund for Community Foundations.

Community Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

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