More clarity needed in social investment market, says Venturesome

first_imgMore clarity needed in social investment market, says Venturesome Howard Lake | 5 September 2008 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance Trading Charities Aid Foundation’s social investment fund Venturesome has published a report that calls for more co-operation and greater clarity in the social investment market if charities are to be helped to achieve their social aims.‘Financing Civil Society: A practitioner’s view of the social investment market’ reports on the recent rapid growth of the market and suggests ways in which this could be enhanced.It also identifies barriers that contribute to social investment not always being applied to the organisations and places where it is most needed. These barriers include financial risk aversion, a lack of understanding of charities’ financial needs and “inefficiency in the marketplace”.Venturesome’s report recommends more co-investment by funders, more collaboration on producing research data on investments, greater information sharing, and developing “a common language” to help all parties understand each other.John Kingston, Director of Venturesome, said: “Social investment in the UK has come a long way in five years. In suggesting solutions to the barriers, this report is our contribution to increased clarity and development of this new and important area.”www.cafonline.org/Default.aspx?page=16070 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.last_img read more

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