John Thurley, Head of National Giving Week, said: “As a nation, we give less than 1% of GDP to charity and yet their work is absolutely crucial in areas like health, social services, the environment, arts, education and international development. By launching National Giving Week, we want to focus attention on the valuable work of charities and the benefits of planned, effective giving.”Fundraisers should find the week doubly useful, as it will see the publication of research such as a breakdown of the most charitable regions in the UK, people’s attitudes to charity, and their giving habits.CAF has set up www.nationalgivingweek.org to support the Week’s objectives. The Web site will outline the best ways to give to charity, and include an interactive giving calculator and a rolling programme of tailored news.Meanwhile CAF is encouraging charities to support and promote the week. CAF announces UK’s first National Giving Week for October 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The first national Giving Week is coming Howard Lake | 22 September 2004 | News Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has announced the UK’s first National Giving Week from 18 – 24 October 2004.The Week aims to increase the level of all charitable giving in the UK by highlighting the different ways of supporting the work of charities.National Giving Week will focus on the benefits of planned giving in particular, and will try to encourage people and businesses to make regular, tax-efficient donations to the causes they care about. IT will also challenge fundraisers to convert their donors into effective givers. Advertisement 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.