Beth Breeze began her career as a fundraiser for a youth homelessness charity, and has spent a decade working in a variety of fundraising, research and charity management roles, most recently as deputy director at the Institute for Philanthropy.
She is now a researcher within the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy which is partly based at the University of Kent, where she also co-founded the Centre for Philanthropy, Humanitarianism and Social Justice.
Beth has written a wide range of research reports on issues related to charitable giving and philanthropy, including ‘The Blueprint for Giving’, the final report of the Giving Campaign co-written with Professor Adrian Sargeant; ‘Robin Hood in Reverse: exploring the relationship between income and charitable giving’, published by the LSE http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CCS/pdf/VSWP/VSWP3_Breeze.pdf ; ‘Investment Matters’, a study of charity asset management; and ‘Raising a Giving Nation’, a report on the impact of efforts to encourage giving amongst schoolchildren.
Her current projects include the annual Million Pound Donor Report funded by Coutts Bank, and an investigation of how donors define need and how they select which charities to support.
Beth is keen to take ideas and research findings to a wide audience. She frequently speaks at voluntary sector events around the country and has written about philanthropy and charitable giving in a range of media outlets including the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Prospect magazine, New Statesman, BBC online and all the charity sector publications.