The Ross-CASE Survey of Charitable Giving to Universities 2018 is a review of the fundraising and alumni relations operations of over 100 higher education institutions. It is run by CASE Europe and now in its 15th year.
This year’s Ross-CASE Survey considers the year 2016-17. For the first time in 5 years, the survey has found a decline of 6.5% in the median total of ‘new funds secured’ per university in comparison to the previous year. Is this a momentary dip, or the sign of something bigger?
We are delighted to announce that Francesca Hewitt is joining our Director team from September 2018. Francesca is currently Head of Development at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford where she has spearheaded one of the country’s most successful endowment campaigns. Francesca has also held senior roles at Brasenose College […]
This month our CEO, Caroline Underwood, was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for services to charity. The Investiture Ceremony was held in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle on Friday 8 December, 2017. Speaking today Caroline said: ‘I feel hugely privileged to have received an OBE in […]
This month Leo Crane joins the Philanthropy Company as a Senior Associate. Making the announcement today Caroline Underwood, CEO of the Philanthropy Company said
Just a few days after the huge global spending spree of Black Friday, it is encouraging to see the steady rise of another, more magnanimous reason to put our hands in our pockets at the end of every November: Giving Tuesday.
In January 2018, Kate Foley, currently Associate Director at the University of Exeter’s Global Advancement directorate, will join the Philanthropy Company as an Associate Director. Kate brings over 15 years of senior level fundraising and development experience in prestigious Russell Group Universities including: Exeter, Aberdeen and the University of Oxford. […]
Terry has 7 years’ experience in US educational fundraising where he focused on reunion, capital, and planned giving strategy for donors to New England preparatory schools. He graduates from the LSE in December with a MSc from the Management, Organisations, and Governance programme. Nonprofit strategy for young constituents is so often […]
“If the State Provides Less, Who Will Provide More?” was a panel discussion hosted by Philanthropy Company and Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics on Thursday 19th October 2017. The event convened a panel and audience to discuss questions prompted by John Nickson’s timely book, “Our Common Good”. […]
We are delighted that on Monday 3rd July our Associate, Nicky Bishop, will be presenting at the IOF Fundraising Convention on the topic of middle giving, alongside Sabrina Bordji-Michel, Philanthropy Manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Middle Giving is often left untapped and undervalued in charities […]
Many congratulations to our CEO Caroline Underwood on being awarded an OBE for charitable services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017. It has been an excellent year for recognition of the charity sector, with philanthropists such as Leonard Blavatnik, JK Rowling, Malcolm Walker, and Dame Steve Shirley being recognised, along […]
Yvonne and John are attending the 2017 IDPE conference for school fundraising at Whittlebury Hall today and tomorrow—head to stand 15 to say hello!
Optimistic commentators will often hail the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 as an example of what is possible with digital fundraising, with the ALS Association reporting over $115 million in donations in the space of a few months. But it would be wise to take such storming successes with a […]
Waking up and checking social media is something that is ingrained in me. For better or worse, I receive most of my daily news from Facebook and, if something serious happens in the world, I jump over to Twitter to find out in real time what people are saying. Promotional […]
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A few hours ago the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference came to a close. The conference was organised by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Fundraising Regulator, and the Charity Commissioner. The conference follows on from a series of ICO investigations into the fundraising practices of some charities. The conference focused […]
According to the most recent Charities Aid Foundation report on corporate giving, FTSE 100 companies  donated an average of 1.9% of pre-tax profits, a total of £2.1 billion, in 2014. By anyone’s standards, £2.1 billion is a great deal of money. In the charity sector, ‘millions’, let alone ‘billions’, is […]
As we experience a time of intense political change across the world, in an era of increased media coverage and social media allowing messages to spread quicker than ever across the globe, we have seen a new trend in charitable giving, with many individuals opting to counteract a swing to […]
Time and time again we see the critical role that leaders and trustees have on their charity’s major gift fundraising success.
In recent months, like all of us involved in philanthropy and fundraising we have been watching the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty it has generated for philanthropists, arts and heritage organisations and charities. As well as the obvious impact of potentially losing European funding we are noticing other economic […]
Yesterday I joined an NPC event at Deloitte’s on the subject of “Can charities heal the divisions in society?” with a focus on the role of charities in a post-Brexit world. Coming from an organisation that works with charities, I was very much hoping the answer would be a firm […]