About

Caroline Fiennes is a great source of advice about charitable giving. She’s helped Eurostar become effective very rapidly

- Eurostar CEO Richard Brown

Caroline Fiennes (formerly Newhouse) advises people and companies on giving well to charities. She is one of the few people whose work  has featured in OK! magazine and The Lancet.

She is Director of Giving Evidence, a company which specialises in ‘advice on giving, based on evidence‘. She frequently speaks and writes in the press, and has been an award-winning Chief Executive – of climate change charity Global Cool, which promotes green living. She has advised donors including Eurostar, ERM (Environmental Resources Management: a global environmental consultancy), the Ashden Awards, the Big Lottery Fund, the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, professional tennis players, the Private Equity Foundation, BBC Children in Need, Booz & Co., and Morgan Stanley. This work has spanned environment, health, education, international development, children’s issues and other areas.

She is on boards of the US Center for Effective Philanthropy, of the world’s largest charity rating agency Charity NavigatorUKSIF (the UK Social Investment Forum), is the Corporation of London’s City Philanthropy Coach, and works with Innovations for Poverty Action.

Caroline set up and led the client team at New Philanthropy Capital (the leading charity think-tank), having worked on charitable giving, sustainability and corporate strategy at The Monitor Group (a global strategy consultancy).

Her new book is now out! “The Freakonomics of the charity world“! Her other published work about charitable giving includes:

-   about donors’ roles in international development: Going Global - A review of international development funding by UK trusts and foundations

-   about making loans to charities to enable them to improve fundraising

-   about cost allocation within charities: Full Cost Recovery – a Manual for Charities. “I want charities to use this guide”, said the Minister. Description and excerpts here ; available from here 

- about investing in charities to grow their role in delivering public services.  The following are based on research which Caroline led: Futurebuilders (a £125m government fund) A First Learning Report and  Second Learning Report

Caroline teaches at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, is a London Leader, and holds a Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award. She writes periodically for the Guardian and The Funding Network. She was named an ‘eco-hero’ by The Ecologist magazine and an ‘undercover eco-hero’ by the Evening Standard. She contributed to a JP Morgan publication in which eight donors tell their remarkable and diverse stories: Philanthropic Lives.

Caroline frequently speaks at public events, and was honoured to speak recently at TEDx:

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To invite Caroline to write or comment in the press, or to speak at an event, contact enquiries [at] giving-evidence.com

3 Responses to About

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  3. Matt Whitticase says:

    Hi Caroline, In response to the original twitter discussion which you joined about people in the North-East giving most to overseas charity, we wanted to respons as follows:

    The article in question has been selective and is a bit misleading – the North-East at 59% did not emerge as the highest in our survey – Scotland did at 77%. But the article does rightly reflect the fact that our respondents’ answers did indicate the North-East generosity towards supporting overseas work has held up incredibly well despite the chilly economic climate.

    If you want to discuss more fully our tube ads, please do email as it is difficult to respond on twitter given the space limit.
    Best Wishes,
    Matt Whitticase
    Communications Officer
    Farm Africa

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