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A Lot of Give: Trends for Charitable Giving in the 21st Century (Charities Aid Foundation) Paperback – 1 Mar 2002

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Education (1 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340804912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340804919
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,142,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


Dr. Catherine Walker is Senior Researcher with CAF Research, which she joined in 1999. Since joining she has been heavily involved in CAF's programme of monitoring the impact of the charity tax review and subsequent changes to tax-effective charitable giving, especially the new Gift Aid scheme.

While at CAF Catherine also carried out the first survey of UK business leaders' involvement with charities, which was a collaborative project with Deloitte & Touche and involved senior figures in UK business. Her other current research interests include a psychological investigation of donor motivations, household decision making in giving to charity, how donors make use of the internet, and young people's engagement with charity. These projects involve liaison with academic, corporate and government partners. Catherine is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology and member of the Scientific Committee for the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology.

Selected publications:

Walker, C. (1999) Just a hippy with a weekly wage? The ethical consumer and other economic anomalies. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), 1999.

Walker, C. (1999) Tax-effective giving - a gold rush waiting to happen or stuck in the mud? Article in NGO Finance, November 1999.

Walker, C. & Pharoah, C. (2000) Making time for charity: A survey of top business leaders' involvement with voluntary organisations. Kent, UK: Charities Aid Foundation

Walker, Young & Burgoyne. A charitable disposition? Exploring the motivations for giving to charity. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), 2000.

Pharoah, C. & Walker, C. (2000) Increasing individual giving to charities: (How) do tax incentives work? Some conflicting evidence from the UK and the US. Paper presented at the ISTR conference 2000.

Walker, C. (2001) Gift Aid 1990 - 2000. Briefing paper, Dimensions Online.

Walker, C. (2001) Donations and dishwashers: domestic decision-making in donating to charity. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), September 2001.

Walker, C. (2001) Giving to charity in the 21st Century - a hobby, a lifestyle or a duty? Paper presented at the Institute of Chartered Fundraising Managers (ICFM) Scotland conference, October 2001.

Cathy Pharoah is Director of Research at CAF where she has worked since 1995. She is responsible for managing a wide programme of market research for CAF as well as producing CAF's authoritative statistics on the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to tax-effective giving, which are disseminated through the annual publication Dimensions of the Voluntary Sector as well as online.

With the research team, Cathy co-ordinates and publishes a sector-wide research programme, publishing research reports, articles and think-pieces on topics including tax-effective giving, donor profiles, corporate philanthropy, partnerships, social enterprise, ethical investment and cost benchmarking. This wide-ranging and expert programme of work has placed CAF Research at the cutting edge of voluntary sector research over the last five years. Cathy is responsible for initiating collaboration with academic departments, government and corporate sponsors in furthering CAF's research. She is a visiting member of staff at Henley Management College Centre for Voluntary Sector Management? and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing & others??. [Emma: to come; will have to wait until the great guru returns from China, I'm afraid.]

Selected publications:

Pharoah, C. et al. (Eds.) Dimensions of the Voluntary

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Beney on 30 April 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the book that any fundraiser based in the UK has been waiting for. It's an in depth analysis of giving behaviour and demographics that will inform anyone interested in understanding and improving fundraising performance.
Personally I think it's a bit light on major gifts and what persuades and motivates people who give very large gifts, and I believe it glosses over the sea change in tax effective giving instituted by the relief of gifts of shares, and now of land as well.
But that's a minor criticism; all in all an excellent book.
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