Archive for the “Fundraising” category

My 14 years in the world of work in 1 graphic

by Stephen Tall on December 15, 2012

Here it is… create infographics with Enjoy reading this? Please like and share:

6 months on from the Charity Tax U-turn – time for an injection of evidence into the debate

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2012

It’s six months since the Coalition Government was forced into an embarrassing U-turn over the ‘Charity Tax’ — you can read my post mortem article on that instalment of the omnishambles here — and I want to return to it (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Do you want to know how ‘new’ is the ‘New Philanthropy’? #CEAC2012

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2012

If you do then I’m chairing and speaking at a session on this very question at next week’s CASE Europe annual conference in Birmingham: How ‘New’ is the New Philanthropy? The panel will question the current consensus that there is (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The map of US charitable giving which shows the less well-off are the most generous

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2012

The US-based Chronicle of Philanthropy has unveiled a jazzy new gizmo on their website mapping How America Gives. Loads of fascinating data to mine — oh for a UK version! — but the one I was most interested in was (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Moritz’s gift to Oxford: a couple of thoughts from me

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 2012

Oxford University was yesterday able to unveil what is probably the largest ever pledged donation towards student financial assistance in the history of any European university. The bountiful benefactor? Mike Moritz, Welsh son of an academic emigre father who fled (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Lib Dem donation figures in full (Quarter 1, 2012)

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

The Electoral Commission has recently published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £606,724 between January and March this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of donations (excluding public funds) received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 and 2004. […]

Coalition’s Charity Tax U-turn: the lessons that charities and the Government need to learn

by Stephen Tall on May 31, 2012

I asked two days ago if the Government’s ‘Pasty Tax’ U-turn would herald a reversal of the ‘Charity Tax’. I got word this morning that this was indeed on the cards: Charity Tax U-turn imminent from Government? That’s what I’m (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The ‘Pasty Tax’ is dead, is the ‘Charity Tax’ next? Fingers-crossed for the next Coalition budget U-turn

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2012

Yesterday it was the ‘Pasty Tax’ which proved indigestible to the Coalition — the Government U-turned on a tax which would have proved unworkable in reality. Now there are rumours of a second budget reversal, with Tory MP David Ruffley (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Charity Tax: good on Nick & Dave for realising there’s a difference between tax avoidance and philanthropy

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2012

[Cliche alert/] A week is a long time in politics [/cliche], but it was 7 days ago I suggested there were signs of encouragement the Coalition would start to see sense on the misguided Charity Tax — and both Nick (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Why Philip Stephens is wrong on the Charity Tax

by Stephen Tall on April 17, 2012

The usually very sane Philip Stephens Aunt Sallies forth in today’s Financial Times to argue that Philanthropy is no alternative to paying tax as he sticks up for the Coalition’s Charity Tax. It rests on two false assumptions. First: Faced (…)

Read the rest of this entry »