Countries and Experts
Cathy Pharoah is Professor of Charity Funding and co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School. She is an expert on funding for the voluntary sector, specialising in philanthropy. She produces the annual Family Foundation Giving report, with the Pears Foundation, now into its seventh edition and is currently collaborating with the Association of Charitable Foundations on a new series of annual Foundation Briefings on trends in foundation spending. Other current projects include ESRC-funded studies including of current trends in corporate giving with a review of measurement methodologies. Cathy has also recently carried two regional studies for the Garfield Weston Foundation on the impact of austerity on income generation amongst smaller local organisations. She recently led an innovative seminar on the morality of charity, and previous studies include multi-cultural giving and the impact of tax incentives. She has carried out research for government and many charitable clients, works with the donor advisor community, and was Research Director at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) for 11 years. She is a founder and Policy Editor of Voluntary Sector Review, and presents widely on giving and philanthropy.
Meta Zimmeck is a research associate at the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School, and a partner in Practical Wisdom R2Z, a consultancy specialising in research on the voluntary sector and volunteering. She has twenty-five years’ experience as a social policy researcher and has carried out and/or managed qualitative and quantitative research projects in the public, private and voluntary sectors. She is chair of the Voluntary Action History Society and treasurer of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network.