Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

NPC report lists 10 philanthropic innovations the UK should replicate

A German giving platform where donors rate the causes they fund, philanthropic “giving circles” in India and a US foundation that puts 100 per cent of its assets into social investments are among 10 innovations that should be considered in the UK, a new report says.

The think tank NPC’s report 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy, published today, profiles initiatives that NPC recommends either for adoption or for expansion in the UK to allow philanthropists and foundations to keep pace with demand for their funds.

Indian “giving circles” are small groups of like-minded philanthropists sharing expertise, conducting research and investing in single issues, coordinated by the foundation Dasra. The report says the idea has “high potential for replication in the UK to bring together groups of impact-oriented donors, particularly around gritty issues”.

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