See blog posts from our team, partners, founders and network, on topics affecting the philanthropy sector.

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A different approach to funding charities…

Traditional banks generally spend their time focusing on profit-driven companies, rather than supporting charities and social enterprises. Despite this, many third sector organisation still need loan finance. We speak to Ed Siegel, CEO of Charity Bank, a unique initiative providing a solution.

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Audacious Philanthropy: 5 ways to improve your giving

Already involved in charitable giving, but not having the impact you’d like? Before simply reaching for more money, there are alterations you can make to your giving strategy which may elicit stronger results. Here are five ways you can improve and upscale your philanthropic giving.


Philanthropy Is About More Than Giving: People Must Work To Change The Foundations

“Philanthropy doesn’t work only through generous acts; it must provide real and long-lasting change that makes the world better.” Mike Schiemer suggests 4 actionable steps you can take to improve your giving and drive real change.

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Philanthropy’s essential role in tackling the Youth Crisis.

Young people are facing their second ‘once in a generation’ economic shock. If action is not taken, the life-chances of today’s youth are at risk of evaporating. Kat Farram, Director of Philanthropy at the Prince’s Trust, pens this Beacon guest blog to explain how philanthropists have been answering the call.

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Crafting a meaningful experience with millennial wealth creators

How do charities and fundraisers develop strong relationships with #YoungGivers? This question formed the basis of our #YoungGivers research, published in April 2021. Here, we summarise our learnings and hear directly from wealthy millennials about what they want from a charity relationship.


The campaign allowing anyone to become a vaccine philanthropist

Over the course of Covid, the world’s richest have stepped up and drawn on their personal money to aid the recovery. But the infrastructure has not existed for people at an average wealth level to do the same. We look at one campaign changing that…

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Top 10 needs of millennial donors (and how to meet them)

Our recent research into #YoungGivers highlights that charities and fundraisers develop stronger relationships with young and wealthy donors if they understand them better. We highlight the top 10 things we’ve learnt about millennial donors and demonstrate how you can meet their needs.

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Reinventing philanthropy for today | Our Common Good

“If the state will provide less, who will provide more?” This sentence guided John Nickson down the journey of developing a new approach to philanthropy. We speak with John, and fellow co-founder Paul Donovan, to learn about their new philanthropic initiative designed to help left-behind communities across the UK.

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How businesses can inspire millennial philanthropy

Our research shows that young people are anxious to give away big sums of money, but that they still want to engage in philanthropy. We look four ways that businesses can step up to fill the gap, providing convenient solutions to inspire millennial philanthropy.