Category Archives: Peter Grant

Dr Peter Grant is Chair of the Voluntary Action History Society and Lecturer in Voluntary Sector Management at Cass Business School, City University. He is the author of ‘The Business of Giving: The Theory and Practice of Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). You can browse his blog contributions below.

Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War

Peter Grant, Senior Fellow at City University London, and former chair of the Voluntary Action History Society, has just published a new book: Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War: Mobilizing Charity (Routledge, 2014). In this post, he … Continue reading

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Charity, Racism and War

Since the Woolwich murder, there have been worrying scenes and disturbances as the English Defence League has sought to become associated with Help the Heroes. Such political difficulties and controversies are nothing new to the voluntary sector. Offering some historical … Continue reading

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Are the Olympics worth it?

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Peter Grant, Cass Business School, City University Because of my past life working in sport, I’ve recently fielded a lot of media enquiries at the Business School in relation to the London Games. The majority of journalists want to ask … Continue reading

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