Tom is a Co-Founder of 60 Decibels heading its product, innovation, and sales. Over his career, Tom has held various leadership roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Immediately before 60dB, Tom was the Chief Impact Officer at Acumen, and prior to that worked in Ethiopia and Nigeria for the Department for International Development. Tom has also worked as a diplomat for the Foreign Office, an economic advisor in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and began his career pricing equity derivatives at Credit Suisse.
We are delighted to have Tom join us and speak to the BeMORE community about how to reorient the way you think about measuring impact to ensure that you, and the charities you support, are delighted rather than burdened by impact measurement.
BeMORE is delighted to welcome motivational speaker and podcaster Jaz O’Hara, the founder of The Worldwide Tribe. In this webinar, Jaz inspires and motivates you on your own journey of a lifestyle of generosity. See how you too can make a difference through acts of kindness and generosity and make a real difference in the lives of those in need around you!
Being told that we should be giving is uncomfortable to hear. Yet for those who dare to listen, the experience of giving creates deep levels of satisfaction, liberation and joy. Lord Michael Hastings challenges us to give now. He calls us to maintain a balanced perspective during COVID. He argues that the concept of building and contributing for the common good includes giving taxes. Michael inspires us all to know that our little can create a lot.
A handbook to help philanthropists make better
decisions when supporting charities and social enterprises
Are you concerned about supporting a charity that may not practice race equality? Then this is a Webinar to watch! BeMORE Trustee and Founding Director of The Educate Group, Nathan Ghann came and discussed the racialised disparities that exist in the charity sector. He explores what considerations can be made in our giving process to help us not exacerbate, or reinforce inequitable outcomes.
The Educate Group is an education consultancy that partners with Higher Education providers to ensure students from under-represented and deprived backgrounds achieve their full potential whilst at University. Alongside this, Nathan is also a Visiting Lecturer and consults on areas of diversity and inclusion within the Higher Education sector.
Participating in the BeMORE programme, Nathan and his group donated to the kinship care charity Grandparents+ whose mission it is to help support the families of children who are at risk of being placed into care. His passion is to see young people achieve their potential and contribute positively to the wider society.
With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Nathan’s webinar exploring race inequality in the charity sector is one to watch!
Dean Sanders, founder and chairman of GoodBrand, seeks to serve ‘challengers’, who are committed to changing the way their business creates value, by delivering strong economic performance and integrating positive social and environmental impact into their strategies.
In his work Dean believes that imagination, courage and a commitment to serve the common good, are the hallmarks of the wise leaders of the future to whom we look to shape the positive role the private sector must assume for a more sustainable and balanced system.
At BeMORE we were delighted to have Dean join us on our webinar and share his thoughts on generosity from an economic point of view, especially during these times of challenge of COVID 19. With international experience in a wide range of industries and sustainability focus areas- this is a fantastic webinar!
Qualified Accountant Tim Dee, FCCA, has audited many charities over the years. In this video he will walk you through how to best understand a charity’s annual account submission. Tim will explain what to look for, and what the various implications of findings mean to you as a potential donor.
The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.
Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended a two-week fact-finding mission to the UK with a stinging declaration that levels of child poverty were “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”, even though the UK is the world’s fifth largest economy,
About 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty and 1.5 million are destitute, being unable to afford basic essentials, he said, citing figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He highlighted predictions that child poverty could rise by 7 percentage points between 2015 and 2022, possibly up to a rate of 40%.
“It is patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty,” he said, adding that compassion had been abandoned during almost a decade of austerity policies that had been so profound that key elements of the postwar social contract, devised by William Beveridge more than 70 years ago, had been swept away.
In an excoriating 24-page report, which will be presented to the UN human rights council in Geneva next year, the eminent human rights lawyer said that in the UK “poverty is a political choice”.
Millennials – those roughly between the ages of 21 and 35 – represent the single largest generation in human history. Come 2015, Millennials will have more buying power than Baby Boomers, and then this massive demographic will have a stronghold on the market for the following forty years at minimum. Thanks in large part to the web and social media connectivity, we function and think very differently than the generations that came before us. Nonprofit organizations that are not targeting this population right now in terms of building affinity and creating personal connections may find themselves suddenly irrelevant within the next decade.
Essential reading for the global philanthropy sector with independent opinion, expert debate, and trusted insight.
Watch this video for an introduction to how BeMORE implements its vision to increase engaged giving in order to bring about increased impact…
Recommended reading, inspiring stories, useful websites and video links.
How to perform due diligence as a donor.
In response to allegations made over the summer of 2015 by the Daily Mail in relation to the unethical practices employed in fundraising activities, the Government set up the Etherington Review into the regulation of Charity Fundraising. PACAC also launched an inquiry, to examine both the regulation of charity fundraising and the way in which trustees of large charities govern fundraising.
The value of charity to British households (2014)
The value of charity to British households (2016)
UK policy and the global closing space for civil society
An international comparison of the tax treatment of donations
An insight into Britain’s biggest companies and how they deploy their corporate philanthropy.
An international analysis of GDP, tax and giving
An overview of charitable giving in the UK in 2015
Due diligence, monitoring and verification of end of use of charitable funds
An insight into the dynamic and fast growing world of philanthropy managed locally.
Best practice guidance for impact reporting, how to plan and produce a good impact report. This also includes case study examples.
Theory of change take you through a real program that they worked on as evaluators, consisiting of five steps: 1. Identifying goals and assumptions 2. Backwards mapping and connecting outcomes 3. Developing indicators
4. Identifying interventions 5. Writing a narrative
Analysis is important for funders and charities. The Little Blue Book contains information about Tax & donations. It’s important for finance officers and donors.
The CAF Charity Street Reports supports the Charity Street project, for Households. It is a Charitable service used in our society.
Download the infographic for Charity Street 2.