Posts Tagged “charities”

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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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 (…)

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CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #1 – Matthew Parris

by Stephen Tall on June 14, 2012

Welcome to the first in a new series here on CentreForum’s blog — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice.  The aim is simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. […]

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 (…)

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How do you get young City execs to give to charity?

by Stephen Tall on November 1, 2010

How do you get the young, well-paid City high-fliers to give to charity? Executives in their 30-40s have traditionally been the toughest demographic group to encourage to become philanthropic. It’s not hard to understand why… though they may be well-paid, (…)

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Newsnight indulges in sensationalist ignorance on charitable giving

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2010

Shock! Horror! BBC2’s Newsnight has uncovered a shocking fact about charities: apparently it can cost quite a bit to attract new donors. I know – whodhavethunk? Here’s the story which headlined the show last night: Last year, 750,000 people signed (…)

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Asking without asking: what fundraisers can learn from churches

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2009

Earlier this week, I co-presented a training session on ‘Making the Ask’ (most professions, and fundraising is no exception, enjoy their jargon, the more so if they can transform a verb into a noun). Essentially this is the way in (…)

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