IN-DEPTH SECTOR REVIEW
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES WITH IMPACT
Providing better information for donors is part of our core mission at Just Cause: we believe that if donors can access more robust and insightful information on unmet needs and specific opportunities for impact then they are more likely to channel their funding more effectively to non-profit organisations.
We prepare in-depth research and landscape mapping on specific sectors and regions to help inform strategic decision-making. Where possible, we encourage our clients to make these results publicly available to support other donors to maximise their giving.
CASE STUDY: GIVING GUIDE ON AGEING IN INDONESIA, MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE
In 2017, Just Cause published a giving guide report on ageing, "Silver threads among the gold: Philanthropy and ageing in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore". The report was prepared for the Seventh Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum on "Healthcare Giving in Asia" in November 2017. It aims to furnish potential donors to this sector with a summary of the main issues and some inspiration on possible ways to give.
The report is structured in two parts – the main section includes an overview of the issues for each of the three countries, together with commentary on possible approaches to giving in this sector. The accompanying annex includes profiles of 15 non-profit organisations (five in each country) that are working on the ground to tackle some of the issues raised.
It is based on interviews with over 30 leading experts, including policymakers, academics, clinicians, and philanthropists. The expert interviews were supplemented by analysis of five non-profit organisations in each country, selected to cover a range of different goals and approaches. For each country, this primary research was further supported by a literature review of policy documents, academic articles, non-profit research reports, and other relevant material.
“The quality of the report we had commissioned for the annual Philanthropists Forum was of a high caliber - not just in terms of the research conducted itself, but also the writing. We found the Just Cause team experienced, methodical and responsible; and would not hesitate to work with them again.”