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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.

Murielle Maupoint

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 […]

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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 […]