Amika Shah

Collaborating for a Cause – How cause-related networks can lead to more and better giving

In partnership with us, New Philanthropy Capital developed “Collaborating for a Cause”, a targeted study looking at the role of cause-related networks to enable philanthropists on their giving journey.

Amika Shah

DCMS’ Community Match Challenge could signify a new relationship between government and philanthropy

DCMS’ Community Match Challenge could signify a new relationship between government and philanthropy     The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has awarded 19 philanthropists, funders and foundations a share of £85 million in the wake of COVID-19 recovery in the form of the Community Matched Challenge. A wide range of organisations will receive […]

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Cath Dovey

UK wealthy increasing giving in response to COVID-19 pandemic

In June this year, we commissioned Savanta to conduct quarterly research on the giving levels among the wealthy population in the UK. In part, this was a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to determine how British philanthropy was responding.

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Cath Dovey

Beacon launch trio of reports on growing giving in the UK

New research shows British philanthropy is strengthening, but the needs created by the COVID-19 crisis highlight the potential for philanthropy to do more.

Amika Shah

Giving voice to philanthropy

Giving voice to philanthropy     At the Beacon Collaborative, we wanted to understand if our history as an awards programme was the optimum way to promote more and better philanthropy and reach our goal of £2 billion more a year in philanthropic giving. This investigation explored the best way to give voice to philanthropy […]

Amika Shah

Barclays Private Bank partner with Beacon and the Institute of Fundraising

Barclays Private Bank partner with Beacon and the Institute of Fundraising     Barclays Private Bank commits to a partnership with The Beacon Collaborative and the Institute of Fundraising to deliver a step-change in giving Barriers to Giving, a new report released today by Barclays Private Bank, finds a ‘lack of faith’ between high net […]

Cath Dovey

“Philanthropy from Aristotle to Zuckerberg” – A Contemporary UK Perspective

Paul Vallely’s new book “Philanthropy from Aristotle to Zuckerberg” is breathtaking in its ambition and scope. It is undoubtedly an important book not only on the history of philanthropy, but also as an analysis of its role in society.

Amika Shah

Philanthropists urged to ‘Do Something New’ to support the charity sector through COVID-19

The Beacon Collaborative is inspiring others to take a new look at how they decide to give launching the “Do Something New” guide to giving.

Amika Shah

Do Something New – Questions to ask when supporting a new charity

This toolkit is a guide for philanthropists and advisors. It provides questions they can ask when deciding which charities to support through the survive, adapt, and thrive phases of the post-COVID landscape.

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Amika Shah

A joint letter calling for philanthropists to support the COVID-19 effort

Given the overwhelming scale of this crisis, the government must provide the overarching response needed. But government alone is not enough. Charities are providing critical support to help communities, and vulnerable people across society, cope. But they are staring into a funding chasm. This virus is shaking society to its core. What emerges afterwards will be fundamentally different to what we took for granted before.