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Jake Hayman

Special feature Jake Hayman 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The class ceiling 

Three months ago I had some cursory research done into the educational backgrounds of the chairs of the top UK foundations. Of the 57 people in the sample, seven were educated in normal state schools (non-selective), four in selective grammar schools and the overwhelming majority, 46, were educated in private, fee-paying schools, the most popular of which was …

Opinion Jake Hayman 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The inexcusable absence of foundation minimum payouts 

The foundation sector should be embracing minimum payouts but instead sits silent or works in active opposition to them. This will not change, but it should. Foundations are averse to regulation. It is a thing …

Jake Hayman 28 June 2016

Brexit: A lesson on power for the philanthropic state

The vote this week from the UK to leave the EU has stunned people around the world, leaving the world’s press and much of the UK itself, baffled. Why on earth would people vote to …

Jake Hayman 26 April 2016

Are you a learning and sharing foundation? Take the test…

Some foundations aspire to be organisations that advance knowledge, disseminate it and ultimately create change by affecting the work of others. Not all foundations have this approach. Some want to spend their money on existing …