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RSA Lecture: A Question of Charity? the pros and cons of assesing charities

Martin Brookes will be discussing how much benefit charities provide.

Charities are an important part of a civilised and compassionate society. We want them to make us feel good, but we are rarely able to tell how much benefit each charity provides. Schools, hospitals, government departments as well as companies are all increasingly pored over and encouraged to perform better. Charities are told merely that they must be for the public benefit.

Scrutiny, analysis and judgement of charities might help discriminate between organisations and encourage better performance, or it might undermine our perception of charities. Is it right that charities remain unexplored, or should we be asking more questions of charity?

With Martin Brookes, Director of Research, New Philanthropy Capital

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Martin Brookes | talks


Date and Time:

19 November 2007 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



8 John Adam Street
+44 20 7451 6868

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