Pete works as a Freelance researcher in the charity sector, and lives in South London with the world's best editorial consultant, her piano, and a small hairy dog called Smudge.
CSO
Civil Society Organisations
TSO
Third Sector Organisation
VCO
Voluntary and Community Organisation
CSE
Charities and Social Enterprises
VCS
Voluntary and Community Sector
VCFS
Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector
VCSE
Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Particularly popular with the Coalition government.

I mean, just off the top of my head, I can name several supermarket chains who have asked me to buy my shopping from them. And that is not even counting the many smaller, local shops who also want to sell me stuff. Wouldn't the world be a better place if only Tesco was allowed to sell things?

I attended a workshop this morning at the NCVO annual conference entitled "Is Philanthropy the solution to funding the Big Society? ". With my researcher hat on, I spend plenty of time comparing various ways of measuring the level of giving, but perhaps not enough time thinking about why people are giving. Why do people give to charity?

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