Want to improve the scale or the impact of your giving?

Perhaps you are already involved in giving to good causes and are seeking to learn more about good practice. Or perhaps you want to amplify your impact.

You have already realised the value that philanthropy has in making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Now you want to give in a more impactful way. Maybe you feel like you can give more money but want to be comfortable that it is being used well. Or perhaps you are keen to give more of your talent to the charities you support, not just your wealth. Whatever the reason, you have come to the right place to find resources to help you to improve your giving.

    • More impact – Knowing the right questions to ask charities can help you to understand how best to help them.
    • Meaningful experience – Learning more about philanthropy’s essential role for charities will make your giving experience more rewarding.
    • Better relationships – Building more transparent relationships with charities will allow you to change your assistance as the charity changes.
    • More than money – Philanthropic money is essential for charities, but complementing this with your time and skills is highly valuable.
    • Better strategy – A solid and well-considered philanthropy strategy will allow your money to go further.

“People who have more than enough money typically have some expertise in acquiring it – using that skill for the benefit of others is just a natural next step.” – Andrew Law

“You might have a grand vision, and that’s a good thing, but we find it helps to test different things to inform and evolve your thinking towards that vision.” – Philippa Charles

“It’s useful – right at the start – to give some thought to what sort of philanthropy you want to engage in.” – Stelio Stefanou

“If you do have more to give, then that’s fantastic. You can change people’s lives, a little at a time. Let’s do the work. Let’s be the change we want in our world.” – Ric Lewis

birthday honours list

Beacon Collaborative

The Honours List & the challenges of celebrating philanthropy

This article brings attention to the two individuals commended for philanthropy in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. We also explore how the inherent blending of philanthropy with other forms of charitable endeavour can often cloak substantial financial contributions made by individuals.


Beacon Collaborative

#ShiftThePower – A series addressing power imbalances in philanthropy.

On 17th June, the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School will host the first of a series of webinars addressing power imbalances in philanthropy. These events will explore existing paradigms within philanthropy, the impact they have, and how we can improve.

barriers to giving

Beacon Collaborative

Understanding the Barriers to Giving | Webinar

In a two-part webinar, Barclays Private Bank, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Beacon explore what stops high-net-worth individuals from getting involved in charity giving. The session also features an interview with experienced donor Sir Trevor Pears on his philanthropic activity.

sunday times giving list

Cath Dovey

The Sunday Times Giving List 2021.

This year’s Sunday Times Giving List shows that HNW giving has increased throughout the pandemic, as wealthy individuals draw on their resources to do their bit in the recovery and rebuilding effort. In this in-depth analysis, we compare this year’s results to previous lists.

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James Macdonald

What happened at Talking Philanthropy, the world’s largest philanthropy forum?

On 14th May 2021, Global Philanthropic hosted the world’s largest philanthropy forum, Talking Philanthropy 2021. We reflect on what happened, and take a look at the three entrepreneurs who won commendations for their charitable efforts.

Beacon Collaborative

Young Givers: The Giving Needs of the Future Wealthy

Beacon Collaborative and Savanta, funded by Arts Council England, have carried out in-depth research with wealthy millennials on their giving habits and attitudes to charities. The research reveals important insights for those working in the fundraising and charity sectors about how they can best engage this demographic.

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