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“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) is Director of Giving Evidence, which encourages and enables giving based on sound evidence. She advises people and companies on giving well to charities, and 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 the Emirates Foundation in UAE, 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 Navigator, Evidence Aid (part of The Cochrane Collaboration), is the Corporation of London’s City Philanthropy Coach. She has worked with MIT, University College London, and the University of Chicago, and taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Yale. She also does ‘proper work’ sometimes, e.g., clearing scrub on Wimbledon Common(!)
Caroline set up and led the client team at New Philanthropy Capital (a charity think-tank), having worked on charitable giving, sustainability and corporate strategy at The Monitor Group (a global strategy consultancy).
Her new book is 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 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 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 at TEDx:
To invite Caroline to write or comment in the press, or to speak at an event, contact enquiries [at] giving-evidence.com