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James Macdonald

UK Foreign Aid Cut: Philanthropists cannot be expected to pick up the slack.

In November 2020, the UK cut its foreign aid commitment from 0.7% of GNI to 0.5%. We bring attention to one consortium which is trying to assuage the damage by developing a philanthropy-backed £100m fund. However, we also point out why philanthropy cannot be a permanent fix to state-funded foreign aid.

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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.

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James Macdonald

Foundations are rising to the Covid challenge. How can yours?

New research published by the Association of Charitable Foundations reveals that the majority of UK foundations are looking to maintain or continue their grant funding during 2021. The research comes as a relief to the many charities struggling for funding in the UK. We look what philanthropists can take from this research for their foundation’s funding practices throughout the year.

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James Macdonald

Could this be the world’s largest philanthropy forum?

Beginning in 2017, the Talking Philanthropy forum has provided a platform for philanthropic discussion over the last four years. With the Covid pandemic in mind, the Global Philanthropic team are now taking the forum online for the first time. We look at what this year’s forum will cover and how you can sign up.

James Macdonald

New report demonstrates how philanthropists can use their funding to challenge the status quo

A new report looks into funding programmes designed in 2020 and how they have (or have not) reached organisations led by black people and communities experiencing racial injustice. The report gives a number of recommendations funders and funding organisations can implement to redress the balance and serves as a reminder of the vital role philanthropy can play in challenging the status quo.

James Macdonald

Beacon to launch new research into young givers’ attitudes to philanthropy

This month, Beacon and Savanta will publish brand new research into young wealth holders’ attitudes to giving. The new research identifies 10 key insights for fundraisers and charities, which will be shared at an online launch event on 22nd April. We encourage all those who are interested in learning about the next generation of philanthropists to attend.

James Macdonald

Budget 2021: SITR gets two-year extension 

In his 2021 budget, announced on Wednesday this week, Chancellor Sunak extended the social investment tax relief scheme by a further two years. We look in detail at why it might have been cut, why the sector should be relieved at this extension, and how SITR can be improved.

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James Macdonald

A new organisation-led foundation for black and minority ethnic communities

Baobab Foundation was established in response both to the murder of George Floyd, and to the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on black and minority ethnic communities in the UK. We spoke with Joe, Dilhani and Jake to learn more about the foundation and how it could progress the philanthropic landscape in the UK.

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James Macdonald

Fund emerges to support small UK overseas development charities at-risk due to Covid

A new initiative has been launched to attract philanthropic money towards small, struggling international development charities. We interviewed Murielle Maupoint, who started the fund, to understand how philanthropists can mitigate their risk when supporting international development overseas.

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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? In June 2020, Beacon launched a quarterly survey of 300-500 high-net-worth individuals to understand patterns of giving by the wealthy on a continuous basis. The survey asks just two questions – how much wealthy […]