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

what is impact investing

What is Impact Investing? Part 1 of 3 from the Understanding Impact Investing series

Part 1 of a 3 part series on impact investing by Scott Greenhalgh. This article tackles the definitional challenge for investors and philanthropists, considers the level of returns an investor can expect and places impact investing within the wider sustainable and responsible investing landscape.

Will disruption, windfalls and changing attitudes increase philanthropy in 2021?

Looking at giving trends from 2020, Cathy Pharoah discusses what we can expect in philanthropy in 2021. Has the shift to higher giving rates been permanent? Is it here to stay? Or will we see giving revert back to traditional levels once the pandemic tails off?

5 times philanthropy helped change the course of cancer research

In few areas is the impact of philanthropy more clear than the field of medical research. To celebrate the contribution private resources have made to this field, Cancer Research has compiled a list of 5 times philanthropy helped change the course of cancer research.

Funding the Future – What we’ve learnt and where we’re heading next

Much like the Beacon Collaborative, London Funders strives to enable our members to not just give, but to give well. In this guest blog, we’re covering how we’ve supported London’s communities during the covid-19 crisis, what we have learnt so far, and (perhaps most excitingly) what we’re doing next.

place-based philanthropy

Place-based Philanthropy: The Rationale for Culturally-driven Regeneration Projects

How can we realise the integral contribution the Arts makes to society and incorporate this through a reinvigoration of place-based philanthropy? Paul Callaghan CBE and Paul Williams explore how arts and culture can be used to inspire the regeneration of communities neglected by traditional development projects.