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Philanthropy Right Now: The Future of Philanthropy

In her third column for Beacon, Marie-Louise Gourlay reflects on the recent Mind The Giving Gap report, which indicates a drop in high-net-worth philanthropy. She explores what may have driven this, and suggests that a cultural change in how we talk about money may provide a solution.

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Rethinking philanthropy: developing a set of giving principles

“Mum and dad died too young” starts Lucy Scanlon, reflecting on the legacy of her two parents, who never completely fulfilled their philanthropic aspirations. Picking up the baton, Lucy explains how her and her sister Jane are developing giving principles which both do good and honour their parents’ memory.