Giving in the Recession: UK report

The UK-based Institute for Philanthropy has released a report entitled ‘Giving in the Recession’ which details ways in which donors can fund strategically during the Global Financial Crisis and the UK recession. The report includes six case studies on how a range of philanthropic individuals and organisations are responding to the economic crisis through strategies including collaborative funding, spending down, social investment, and leadership roles. The report is available for download from: the Institute for… Read more…

Aug. 20, 2009

 Tags: finance, global financial crisis, recommended reading, research & information


Approvals of new PPFs down in June.

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Nick Sherry has announced the approval of 36 new Prescribed Private Funds (PPFs) in June. While this figure is substantially down on the 147 announced at the same time last year, it is understood the discrepancy was due in part to the prevailing uncertainty around the changes to PPFs.  The publication of the new Guidelines for Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs, replacing PPFs), to come into force on October 1 2009, has… Read more…

Jul. 30, 2009

 Tags: general, global financial crisis, government, news


Australian Report on Managing in a Downturn released

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Fundraising Institute Australia and the Centre for Social Impact have just released ‘Managing in a Downturn’, the report of a survey into the impact of the global financial crisis on Australian not-for-profit organisations. The survey was conducted in April and May 2009 and draws upon a similar survey conducted in the UK last year (reported previously). It focuses on the impact of the downturn in the past six months and the anticipated future… Read more…

Jul. 23, 2009

 Tags: finance, global financial crisis, research & information, topical issues


Foundation giving trends in USA; assets down but giving up

New research released by the US-based Foundation Center shows that while American foundations’ assets decreased by an estimated 21.9% between 2007 and 2008, overall foundation giving has increased by an estimated 2.8%. However, inflation-adjusted foundation giving in the US is expected to decline in 2009 due to the continuing effects of the global financial crisis. The Foundation Center believes that the effects on gtiving prompted by this decline in assets may be mitigated by current… Read more…

Jul. 22, 2009

 Tags: global financial crisis, research & information


AbaF releases Arts Sponsorship Outlook Survey 2009

The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) has released the results of its Arts Sponsorship Outlook Survey 2009. The survey was conducted in April 2009 of major Australian businesses actively involved in supporting the arts, and was aimed at discovering how the global financial crisis (GFC) has affected arts sponsorships, businesses’ level of satisfaction with existing arts sponsorships, and major factors that drive their arts relationships. The survey found that more than two-thirds of businesses are… Read more…

May. 21, 2009

 Tags: arts, general, global financial crisis, research & information


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