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CGAP Leadership team

Jenny Harrow

Jenny Harrow is Professor of Management and Co-Director of CGAP, Jenny’s research interests focus on development and change in philanthropic institutions, on foundations’ practices and influence in public policy making and in collaborative working and accountability within and beyond the voluntary sector. Her work spans local, national and global developments in institutional philanthropy. It demonstrates enduring academic collaborations , notably with CGAP’s ‘sister’ research centre, the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and the Public Good, and its director, Professor Tobias Jung, at the University of St Andrews.

Practice collaborators include the Academy of Philanthropy of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. A longstanding member of the US-based Association for Research in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action, and founding secretary of its ‘Pracademics’ SIG, Jenny has strong interests in engaged scholarship ; also in doctoral level education, as Chair of the Business and Management Pathway of the SeNSS Doctoral Consortium. She is Lead Guest Editor for the forthcoming Special Issue of the International Journal for Management Reviews, on 'The Management and Organisation of Philanthropy: New Directions and Contested Undercurrents' (publication, July 2021)

Cathy Pharoah

Professor Cathy Pharoah has published many studies of trends in voluntary sector funding streams and other funding and finance issues, including the long-term measurement of the finances of the major charities now published in Wilmington's Charity Financials Spotlight series (formerly the Charity Market Monitor ), The New State of Donation: Three Decades of Household Giving to Charity 1978-2008, and Giving Back to Communities of Residence and Origin: An Analysis of Remittances and Charitable Giving in the UK. A further annual series is Foundation Giving Trends, now into its 11th Edition and published in collaboration with the Association of Charitable Foundations and Pears Foundation.

Cathy is currently working on a study of Muslim philanthropic foundations. Recently completed work includes a European Commission report on the findings of an expert group on venture philanthropy and social investment in foundations, and the UK component of an EC 27-country study of philanthropic support for research and innovation.