A glossary of philanthropic terms


Do you find language used by people working in the philanthropy and nonprofit space confusing? Do you really know what a Theory of Change is? What is the true definition of an impact investment? And are you intimidated by all the acronyms?

This list, originally produced by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a good starting point for understanding some of the sector’s niche terms and overcoming what can be confusing explanations and contradictory advice relating to impact practice.

Click here to download the glossary in a PDF format.

There is also an Arabic version available here