Beth is the Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.
Beth also teaches a postgraduate module on Fundraising and Philanthropy, and an undergraduate module on volunteering. Beth began her career as a fundraiser for a youth homelessness charity, the Cardinal Hume Centre and spent a decade working in a variety of fundraising, research and charity management roles, most recently as Deputy Director at the Institute for Philanthropy
Beth has written a wide range of books on issues related to charitable giving and philanthropy, including:
- ‘Richer Lives: why rich people give‘, a book exploring the motivations and giving behaviour of wealthy donors
- The annual ‘Million Pound Donor Report’
- ‘How Donors Choose Charities’
- User Views of Fundraising
- ‘Giving in Evidence: Fundraising from Philantropy in European Universities’
- ‘Natural Philanthropists: Findings of the Family Business Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Inquiry’
- ‘The Blueprint for Giving’, the final report of the Giving Campaign co-written with Professor Adrian Sargeant;
- ‘Robin Hood in Reverse: exploring the relationship between income and charitable giving’, published by the LSE
- ‘Investment Matters’, a study of charity asset management
- ‘Raising a Giving Nation’.