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James Macdonald

Trends in philanthropy during 2020

  High-Net-Worth Philanthropy: Trends in giving during 2020  What can we learn from trends in giving among the wealthy last year? Last June, Beacon launched a quarterly survey of 300-500 high-net-worth individuals, to understand patterns of giving by the wealthy on a continuous basis. It asks just two questions – how much they gave to […]

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James Macdonald

Philanthropy Sector celebrated in New Year’s Honours List

  Philanthropy Sector celebrated in New Year’s Honours List Beacon looks at the ways in which individuals in the Philanthropy Sector have received commendation from the Queen for their services. This article demonstrates the vital role that philanthropy is playing in the civil society response to COVID. Ringing in the start of 2021, the Queen’s […]

the philanthropy sector and covid

James Macdonald

2020 In Review: What can we learn from the philanthropy sector’s COVID response?

  2020 In Review: What can we learn from the philanthropy sector’s COVID response? “2020 has been the most important year for philanthropy in recent times.” – Matthew Bowcock Throughout 2020, hundreds of millions of pounds in grants have been distributed to non-profit organisations throughout the UK. The purpose, to support those that found themselves […]

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James Macdonald

Year in review: An interview with Matthew Bowcock, co-founder @ Beacon Collaborative.

  Year in review: An interview with Matthew Bowcock, co-founder @ Beacon Collaborative. Matthew Bowcock and his wife Helen established the Hazelhurst Trust in 2000 to provide grants and other forms of social finance to local charities and social enterprises. They started out by focusing on projects in and around Surrey, where they live, but […]