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Angela Kail

Opinion Angela Kail 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Why we need to talk about payouts

Why is the amount of money that charitable foundations pay out each year important? The term for this – ‘payout ratio’ – can sound dry and technical. However, questions about payout ratios go to the …

Angela Kail and NPC 23 June 2016

Challenging cynicism about philanthropy

Watching the coverage of people discussing their decision on how to vote in the EU referendum, there is a repeated theme of not trusting people, especially ‘experts’. If anyone says anything that you disagree with, …

Angela Kail and NPC 16 February 2016

Why the sector needs more unrestricted funding

It is a core NPC belief that unrestricted funding is incredibly valuable to charities: it allows them to be more responsive, more agile, more independent, and more forward-thinking. NPC itself relies on unrestricted funding from …

Angela Kail and NPC 9 January 2015

Why are charities not revolutionary? An eye on the big picture

There are 17 weeks left until the UK’s General Election, but we are already pretty clearly in an election campaign. The parties have been unveiling their posters, showing us their picture of what they want …

1 Angela Kail 2 October 2014

After the Ice Bucket Challenge: how should a charity respond to a windfall?

In pubs across the land, fundraisers are presumably trying to think up the next craze that could go viral. From No Make-Up Selfie in the spring to the recent Ice Bucket Challenge, charities have been …

Angela Kail 25 February 2014

A wake up call for funders

If you wanted to talk to a fellow funder about collaboration six years ago, you’d be talking to yourself—so said  one of our speakers at an event on the topic last week. Over sixty people …

1 Angela Kail 19 April 2012

Theory of change – the first step to making a difference

As a charity or funder what’s the first step you take when planning a new area of work, or thinking about how to measure your impact? A charity might say it is finding the staff, …