Why do wealthy donors give to charity? New book ‘Richer Lives’ explains

first_img  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 October 2013 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Research / statistics To find out what motivates rich people to give to charity, University of Kent academic Dr Beth Breeze and leading philanthropy adviser Theresa Lloyd interviewed 82 wealthy UK donors. The results of their research have been published in a new book, ‘Richer Lives: why rich people give”.The book follows on from a study about wealthy donors published 10 years ago. Indeed, 40 of the donors interviewed took part in the original research.The authors reveal that philanthropy has changed in the past 10 years. Now almost all those who give substantial amounts of money also give substantial amounts of their time. This can of course prove a challenge to charities with limited skills and resources in channelling this effectively. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  159 total views,  1 views today Why do wealthy donors give to charity? New book ‘Richer Lives’ explains Major donors acknowledge that fundraisers have become more professional over the past decade and are much better at researching potential donors and understanding how different donors may want to engage with a charity.The economic crisis has changed major donors’ views of their wealth. Despite being objectively wealthy, many do not feel financially secure, an attitude which serve as a barrier to giving more.The authors make clear that, while wealthy donors give for a number of different reasons, “almost every rich donor we interviewed expressed the view that giving enriches their life.” A similar message was reported in John Nickson’s Giving Is Good For You, published this year. The personal benefits of giving create a virtuous circle leading to deeper and longer-lasting commitments to good causes, which in turn heightens the enjoyment and satisfaction of using money for good.In contrast, it includes a chapter considering why many of the wealthiest in the UK do not give much or anything to charity.Wealthy donors’ attitudes to givingThe book includes a number of recommendations for increasing the number of wealthy people who give to charity and the amount given. For example, donors are encouraged to ask their wealthy friends and contacts to give at comparable levels, not least because potentia givers prefer to be asked by someone they know and trust.It also highlights a number of attitudes that fundraisers at least should be aware of. For example:wealthy donors say that a ‘serious’ gift has to be at least £10,000, and gifts of this size and larger should yield access to the charity’s leaders.philanthropists are keen to be strategic in their giving, tackling underlying causes rather than symptoms, and exploring now opportunities for giving such as social investmentmany donors perceive people working in charities as well-intentioned but inefficient. Rich donors need reassurance and proof that charities can and will make best use of their donations.philanthropists have not forgotten the insulting suggestion that they were ‘tax dodgers’ contained in government proposals in the 2012 Budget to cap charity tax reliefInterview with Theresa Lloyd Richer Lives: why rich people give is published by the Directory of Social Change in paperback and costs £15. Advertisementlast_img read more

Dennis Hayes

first_imgDennis W. Hayes, 75, of Benham passed away at 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the University Hospital in Louisville. He was born at Milan on October 25, 1942 the son of Wilkie and Jessie Niles Hayes. He was married to Barbara Linville on May 21, 1966 and she survives. Other survivors include one brother Kenneth (Gladys) Hayes of Benham along with several nieces and nephews. Growing up Denny attended the Benham School and was a 1960 graduate of Cross Plains High School. In 1962 he began working at the Aurora Casket Company and remained there his entire career retiring in 2005 after 43 years. Music was a major part of Denny and Barbara’s life and throughout their married life they did singing evangelical work which allowed them to travel to several states. Denny was a member of the Concord Wesleyan Church where served in several capacities. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jerry Vandervort officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Memorials may be given to the Concord Wesleyan Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Hemraj out, as second-placed Jaguars face bottom-of-the-table Leewards at Providence today

first_imgBy Clifton Ross DEFENDING 4-Day champions Guyana Jaguars will be seeking to play some ultra-aggressive cricket, starting from today when Round 7 bowls off at Providence against bottom-of-the-table Leeward Hurricanes. The champions handed Hurricanes a 10-wicket thrashing a few rounds ago when the two sides met and with the hunt for points now more crucial than ever, Guyana will be seeking to win the remaining rounds in grand fashion.In-form opener Chandrapaul Hemraj was among the stars in that encounter, hitting 52 while rookie pacer Niall Smith bagged 8 wickets to help the Jags cap off a resounding performance.Guyana, with a slightly tweaked team will want to replicate their win from a few rounds ago which will earn them extra points. Currently, Jaguars are in  second place with 79 points while table-leaders Barbados Pride have amassed a whopping 108.2 points, following the end of  the sixth round.The Hurricanes continue to play competitive cricket despite their pole-position. Middle-order batsman Amir Jangoo is fresh off a 90 in the Hurricanes’ last drawn match against his countrymen and powerhouse franchise Trinidad Red Force.Throw the in-form skipper Jahmar Hamilton, Kaveem Hodge, Kieran Powell and boogeyman Rakeem Cornwall into the mix and Jaguars will need to play as aggressively as they did in the last round when they beat the Jamaica Scorpions by 7 wickets in 3 days.Cornwall, the West Indies all-rounder and one of Jaguars’ key tormentors in Regional 4-Day cricket over the seasons, was player-of-the-match bagging 10 wickets and clobbering 48 off 44 in the second innings to help set up a draw for his team against Red Force and could be one to watch out for.On the other hand, Guyana who held their usual preparatory practice session yesterday at the  Providence stadium, seemed full of confidence as their deficit of 30-odd points could easily be wiped off over the next 3 rounds and counting, should they play well or/if the Pride encounters hiccups along the way.The key to a comprehensive win could be the Jags bowling department, led by the wizard Veerasammy Permaul, coming off a 15-wicket haul and currently sitting on 45 wickets as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker to date.Smith, who was fresh into his 4-day career when he bagged 8 wickets in the match, has since sharpened his skills and could add further impetus to the stacked unit which features seamers; Raymon Reifer, Chris Barnwell, Keon Joseph, off-break spinner Kevin Sinclair and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie.Batting-wise, the Jags are without two big players in Hemraj and Shimron Hetmyer who was recalled to the West Indies T20 team for the Sri Lanka series. World-Cup winning Under-19 wicketkeeper/batsman Tevin Imlach could get his first knock of the season while Akshaya Persaud who has played a few 1st class games is also a good option.Given the form of Leon Johnson, who hit 189 not out a few rounds ago, Barnwell who hit a ton in that same match along with the likes of Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Vishaul Singh, Anthony Bramble and Reifer, all have been in good batting form; Guyana will be looking to pile on the runs or chase a big total over the next few days.Also, in Round 7 Pride will be seeking to add to their points tally when they battle Red Force at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago. Windward Volcanoes will be seeking to take advantage of Scorpions who were humbled in the last round, when the two sides collide at the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada.Guyana Jaguar Team Round 7Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Tevin Imlach, Vishaul Singh, Leon Johnson (capt.), Christopher Barnwell, Raymon Reifer, Anthony Bramble, Kevin Sinclair, Gudakesh Motie, Akshaya Persaud, Veerasammy Permaul, Keon Joseph, Niall SmithJulian Moore – manager/assistant coach Esuan Crandon – coach Neil Barry Jr – physiotherapistlast_img read more