Giving in the Recession

This paper explores how donors are finding imaginative ways to fund strategically during the recession. It examines the effects of the recession on philanthropy and provides ten tips for smarter giving, including working collaboratively, promoting partnerships and mergers, supporting charities’ general operations, working to influence policy change, considering a spend-down option and paying greater attention to evaluation. The report also includes six case studies of a range of individuals and institutions.

Giving in the Recession

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