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

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Why match funding works for philanthropy

One donation, twice the impact – clearly an attractive proposition for any funder. But what is the history of match funding programmes, have they been successful in the UK, and why is the philanthropy sector now waking up to them? Alex Day writes for Beacon in this guest blog.

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The Beacon Forum & the vitality of collaboration.

Why has cooperation been so important in philanthropy throughout Covid? What lessons has the pandemic taught us about giving better? At the end of October, we ran a forum for 145 philanthropists and sector professionals, inspiring discussion on all manner of topics. We reflect on the day and what we learnt.

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Philanthropy Right Now: Democratising Philanthropy – by Marie-Louise Gourlay

How do we bring the voices of those with lived experience of an issue into the discussions of its resolution? In her second column for Beacon, Marie-Louise Gourlay (Managing Director of Europe, The Philanthropy Workshop), reflects on how we can make philanthropy more equitable by increasing the number of voices in the sector’s landscape.