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UK Fundraising: No evidence that charging for services weakens charity legitimacy

According to a study from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, there is no evidence that charging for services weakens a charity’s perceived legitimacy. The study was conducted by Flóra Raffai, Chief Executive of Cambridge-based vision charity Cam Sight, as…

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Beneficial charging of beneficiaries

Fears that charities could weaken their legitimacy by charging for services are not borne out by the data, concludes a new study from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. Lacking empirical research, charity leaders have traditionally relied upon "emotional judgements"…

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Daily Mail: Mystery donor hands £500,000 worth of designer goods to online charity shop

Thrift, an online marketplace for second-hand clothes, shoes and other quality goods, has received a donation from an anonymous donor that is worth more than £500,000. The donation included 150 designer dresses, 400 pairs of shoes, 75 handbags and £6,000…

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Venturing forth: Thrift

Venture by Cambridge Judge alumnus takes the hassle out of donating unwanted apparel while rewarding donors with online credit. Many people have good quality clothes and shoes sitting in a wardrobe gathering dust. They could sell them online or donate…

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Work for good

Venture begun by Cambridge MBA alumnus Rupert Pick helps simplify business donations to charities. There are more than 195,000 charities in the UK and they all seek our support. It's pretty easy to donate individually or to raise money via…

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Cambridge TV: Charitable giving

Dr Eric Levy, University Lecturer in Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses charitable giving and why charities should rethink their advertising strategy in order to boost donations. A new study co-authored by Eric found that likelihood to donate to…

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‘Inferiority’ complex-ity for charities

Likelihood to donate to charity depends on whether someone feels superior or inferior to others, which has big implications for charitable advertising strategy, finds new study co-authored at University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Suppose a cancer charity’s advertisement that…

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‘Moral identity’ and cues key to charitable time giving

Charities 'want your time' and not just money: new study co-authored at University of Cambridge Judge Business School identifies factors that lessen 'time aversion' in charitable giving. Charities have long wrestled with the issue of persuading people to donate their…

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'Moral identity' key to charitable time giving

Cambridge Network: Snappy dress, good cause

Last week a group of Accelerate Cambridge entrepreneurs and advisors participated in in Suits for Suits for MSF initiative. The idea of 'Suits for Suits' is to dress up in business suits (or other suits) in order to raise money…

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Charities: the pay debate

Some leaders in the third sector are being paid more than their counterparts in the private sector. Is this an appropriate recognition of the challenge or does it 'bring the sector into disrepute'? What do you think of when you…

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