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

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Cath Dovey

High-net-worth giving continues upward trend to June 2022

Since early 2020, Beacon has been conducting surveying of 300 – 500 UK millionaires. Our recent research shows that, though giving among the general population has declined, high-net-worth giving has increase. Cath Dovey takes an in-depth look at the data and what it means for UK philanthropy.

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The Law Family Commission on Civil Society

Commission calls for ‘Philanthropy Champion’ in Whitehall

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society has just called for the role of Philanthropy Champion to be established within Whitehall. If successful, this role could help to unlock billions in private money being used for the public good. This article looks at what proposed role is and how it might work.

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Cath Dovey

Strong Annual Growth in Giving Reported among UK Pentamillionaires

Since June 2020, Beacon has carried out quarterly research with 300-500 UK millionaires. After two years of data, we can now start to see trends in the giving of the wealthy. It is also possible to suggest what may impact their giving. Cath Dovey analyses the data…

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James Macdonald

CAF Sunday Times Giving List 2022

With great power comes great responsibility. The same can be said for great wealth. The Giving List highlights those wealthy individuals who are leading the way in giving back to society. In this article we look at who topped the list and which causes were popular among the top givers.

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Beacon Collaborative

A new portal for arts & culture funders & organisations

The arts and culture sector has been ravaged by Covid as philanthropic funding has dried up. New Philanthropy for Arts and Culture (NPAC) is a network of arts supporters seeking to increase philanthropic funding to the sector. We look at the launch of its new website, a portal for those seeking to support the arts.

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Philanthropy Right Now: Ethical Coalition

What is an ethical coalition? How can it lead us to a sector which embraces communities of all sizes, backgrounds and demographics? In this edition of Philanthropy Right Now, Marie-Louise Gourlay considers whether shared goals can help us to recognise our potential as a non-homogenous group.

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