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CSP appoints Caroline Fiennes as Visiting Fellow

The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Fiennes as a Visiting Fellow.

Caroline Fiennes.
Caroline Fiennes

One of the few people whose work has appeared in both OK! Magazine and the scientific journal Nature, Caroline brings a wealth of experience with donors and funders of many types, in many sectors and many countries (including those emerging markets that form the basis of the CSP’s focus) over many years. She has worked with donors in the Gulf, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, and donors active elsewhere in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She runs Giving Evidence, which encourages and enables giving based on sound evidence, which involves both advising donors (and sometimes operational non-profits) in various continents, and producing and publishing original research to inform their decisions.

She wrote the “How To Give It” column in the Financial Times for three years, the first column about philanthropy in any major newspaper globally. She is author of the acclaimed book It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way That You Give It, which is a guide for donors. She has also written about effective philanthropy in Freakonomics, Forbes, the Daily Mail and spoken at TED. She has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, Yale and elsewhere and partnered with researchers at the University College London, the University of Chicago and MIT. Described by Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler as “charmingly disruptive”, Caroline is working with the CSP on its first industry report that is assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the philanthropic sector.