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

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What kind of society do we want to build? One which opens up to philanthropy and allows people to be generous.

The COVID crisis should provide evidence of why philanthropy matters and why we need to take it more seriously than ever before in a society open to generosity. One cause for optimism during these bleakest of times has been a voluntary spirit and desire to help others, which emerged right from the start of the lockdown. Admonished to stay at home and protect the NHS, many instead found ways to help other human beings rather than stay still, immobilised by public mandate.

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6 ways philanthropists can engage in relationship-based fundraising

Guest Blog from Jasmine Awad from IG advisors on the need for making strong and lasting relationships between non-profits and donors even more obvious. To support the sector during these challenging times, I.G. Advisors partnered with the Ford Foundation to create the Field Guide to Relationship-Based Fundraising, a free and accessible fundraising toolkit designed to help non-profits build strong relationships with their donors.

Overcoming personal barriers to giving

There have been a number of reports looking at the barriers to giving among wealthy people in the UK in recent months. They provide a great deal of insight into what the wider philanthropy sector could do better to support individual donors, but what can an individual philanthropist learn from them to make their own good first step into giving?