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Helen Bowcock

What kind of society do we want to build? One which opens up to philanthropy and allows people to be generous.

The COVID crisis should provide evidence of why philanthropy matters and why we need to take it more seriously than ever before in a society open to generosity. One cause for optimism during these bleakest of times has been a voluntary spirit and desire to help others, which emerged right from the start of the lockdown. Admonished to stay at home and protect the NHS, many instead found ways to help other human beings rather than stay still, immobilised by public mandate.

Beacon Collaborative

Prism the Gift Fund’s new research sheds light on social attitudes to philanthropy

Prism has commissioned a survey to explore social attitudes in the UK to philanthropic giving in the UK: The Philanthropy Paradox: Public Attitudes and Future Prospects for Planned Giving.

Beacon Collaborative

The Beacon Collaborative Conference January 2019 – Findings

In January 2019, Beacon brought together 100 philanthropists, policymakers, advisors and others to discuss how they could work together to best advance giving and social investment in the UK. 

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Beacon Collaborative

APPG on Philanthropy and Social Investment: Philanthropy in the UK today

The APPG on Philanthropy and Social Investment, chaired by Rushanara Ali, released its first report in July 2019. 

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Beacon Collaborative

Beacon are looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Beacon Collaborative is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. The post is vital to the work of Beacon over the coming 6 months.