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Support homelessness charities and send your money to where it’s really needed
Modern day philanthropists adopt an evidence-based approach
Donors encourage smaller organisations — but does that help beneficiaries?
One big donation will be more effective than several smaller ones
Popularity contests for funding waste time and resources
85 per cent of medical research is wasted — costing £170bn a year
Did the charity make it happen, or would it have happened anyway?
Restricting what your donations can fund will cut the value of your gift