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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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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James Macdonald

Spring Statement 2022 | What did it say about philanthropy?

As sure as day follows night, the Spring Statement has followed the full budget. In this article, we explore the main aspects of the Statement. We highlight the lack of any mention of philanthropy and ponder how charitable giving – if stimulated effectively by the government – could have a far larger role to play.

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Beacon Collaborative

Beacon’s Cath Dovey talks Philanthropy on GB News

Just before the Christmas break, Cath Dovey was invited to appear discuss philanthropy on GB News. In the interview, Cath discussed the habits of wealthy givers during Covid, what the sector needs to unlock greater giving, and how philanthropists play a pivotal role in today’s society.

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Cath Dovey

Law Family Commission reports on the state of UK philanthropy

The Law Family Commission just published a report into the state of charitable giving in the UK. Among its findings are the identification of three ‘giving gaps,’ which have all contributed to a drop of over 21% in high net worth philanthropy between 2011/12 and 2018/19. We summarise the report.

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Beacon Collaborative

Research reveals rapid grant-making in early months of the pandemic.

360Giving has just released new data investigating the giving trends of philanthropists during the pandemic. The vast dataset draws on insights from over 66,000 grants representing over £2.4 billion in funding. The findings show that grants were made at record speed and that funders increasingly focused on black and minority ethnic organisations. We analyse the findings.

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