How Does The Nature and Understanding of Venture Philanthropy amongst Investment Professionals Relate to Its Impact as A Potential Form of Investment for Social Enterprise in the United Kingdom

Kidd, Anna (2007) How Does The Nature and Understanding of Venture Philanthropy amongst Investment Professionals Relate to Its Impact as A Potential Form of Investment for Social Enterprise in the United Kingdom. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK Government) believes that the third sector and in particular social enterprise has a key role to play in meeting key government targets for example in the areas of social need or regeneration of deprived areas. To meet these targets an increase in finance for the third sector and in particular social enterprise is necessary.

This study will consider whether the use of venture philanthropy as a method of investment in social enterprise could possibly attract increased levels of funding, in particular from a group that currently does not currently donate large sums of money, unlike their counterparts in the United States, investment professionals. This choice was partly driven by the fact that my personal working background has been in mainstream financial services and the fact that during the late spring 2007 much was made in the media of the big city bonuses and how much was donated to charity.

The study will begin with an introduction into the third sector followed by a more in depth consideration of social enterprise and the role the UK Government now sees for the sector as a partner in meeting social needs. This section will consider the limitations to growth for social enterprises and funding streams with an explanation of venture philanthropy.

The research methodology, questions and choice of interviewees is discussed followed by an analysis of the interviews.

The conclusion of the findings is followed by a discussion of the key points and the project concludes with suggested areas for further research.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 01:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/21588

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