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My naked run total: thanks to 176 donations (including Kelvin McKenzie’s) it stands at £9,417

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2015

In case you’re one of the three people I know who hasn’t yet seen it, I was on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme yesterday, when they showed this 2-minute film: It was enough to persuade former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie (…)

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NSFW: My naked run down Whitehall (aka Streaking in SW1A)

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2015

[View the story “My naked run down Whitehall for Médecins Sans Frontières” on Storify]

A 40-second video well worth a watch…

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2015

My naked run down Whitehall to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières (UK) is scheduled to take place this week. Many thanks to all those who’ve so far sponsored me – the current pledge total stands at £6,700, 95% of (…)

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So it seems I’ll be running naked down Whitehall. Promise I’ll run faster if you sponsor me…

by Stephen Tall on October 1, 2015

I told the BBC’s Daily Politics show in 2013 that I’d “run naked down Whitehall” if the Lib Dems were reduced to just 24 MPs at the next election. Technically, that didn’t happen. We did far, far worse. But a (…)

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Kids Company: confirmation bias, intention & charity effectiveness

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2015

The charity Kids Company hit the headlines a few days ago, following a joint investigation by the BBC’s Newsnight and BuzzFeed News which revealed the Government was withholding funding from the charity unless its founding chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh was (…)

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Good intentions are not enough. Evaluation is essential

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2014

I wrote an article for the latest edition of Philanthropy Impact magazine — now available online here — wearing my day-job hat as Development Director of the Education Endowment Foundation. Here’s what I said… Good intentions aren’t enough. Let me (…)

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“Good Intentions Are Not Enough”: key questions philanthropists should ask themselves

by Stephen Tall on October 10, 2014

“Good Intentions Are Not Enough” is the title of an article I’ve written for the latest issue of Philanthropy Impact magazine. You can read it here (pages 87-89). Here’s how it begins… Good intentions aren’t enough. Let me give you (…)

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“I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations.”

by Stephen Tall on June 27, 2014

This speech from Owen Barder is well worth a read in full – but it’s his justifiably provocative opening section which grabbed me: … let me begin with a confession: I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations. I (…)

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The social divide of access to higher education: my take on what universities need to get better at. (Hint: EVIDENCE)

by Stephen Tall on January 24, 2014

I took part in the first ‘Directors Debate’ yesterday – on the real value and true price of scholarships in higher education – organised by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education at Senate House in London yesterday. We had 5 (…)

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“But don’t all US alumni give back to their university?”

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2013

The publication this week of the latest UK university fundraising figures gives me a timely excuse to dust down this #QTWTAIN. There’s a common assumption that pretty much all alumni at US universities (and certainly the elite Ivy League) give (…)

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