Tag Archives: Giving behaviour

Forget business: philanthropy needs to learn from tons of other disciplines

Philanthrocapitalism, social return, social investment, Absolute Return for Kids… Business is the analogy most commonly used for philanthropic activity. Though that’s not wrong, it’s dangerously narrow for solving what Warren Buffett calls ‘problems which have already resisted great intellects and … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Analysing giving, Promoting giving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Who’s the most generous nation on Earth?

It’s not the US! According to The Economist, the rankings contain a few surprises: Australia               57%   New Zealand        57% Canada                  56% … Continue reading

Posted in Analysing giving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does donor education achieve anything? Here’s how to find out

I ran a session this month with The Philanthropy Workshop, the flagship donor education programme invented by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and run in the UK by the Institute of Philanthropy. It’s one of numerous activities by advisors, private banks and universities … Continue reading

Posted in Analysing giving, Promoting giving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The good, and the weird, features of Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save

‘How much should each of us give to help the world’s poor?’, asks the moral philosopher Peter Singer in his book The Life You Can Save. It’s a cracking book, with some great insights about poverty, effective solutions and the weirdness … Continue reading

Posted in Analysing giving | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why do charities ignore millions of donors?

Despite my giving £200 to Cancer Research UK through JustGiving when a friend did a sponsored something, I never heard a bean from Cancer Research UK about it. A year later, I gave £100 to another charity when another friend … Continue reading

Posted in Promoting giving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Who gives to charity, why, who doesn’t, why not & what to do about it

A segmentation based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is helpful in showing who gives, who doesn’t, and how to get more people giving more substantially and more often. This paper describes the segmentation, gives the data about giving behaviour and … Continue reading

Posted in Promoting giving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments