The Beacon Collaborative has five main work streams.
Each has their own work plan:
Increasing peer influence by encouraging active philanthropists and social investors to connect and support others and to promote excellence. This will include work to establish easy entrance pathways to giving, peer learning networks and cause-related funding networks.
Developing public awareness of philanthropy and social investment by celebrating best practice, encouraging debate on the role these activities play in society and ensuring the voice of philanthropists is heard in the public discourse on giving and social investment.
Improving the quality and availability of professional advice on philanthropy and social investment and building on the expertise of the professional services sector to improve the regulatory framework for philanthropy in the UK. This will include work around training and accrediting advisors across the UK.
Research and Measurement of the philanthropic efforts of wealthy individuals in the UK and using data to educate and encourage more and better philanthropy and social investment. This will include quantitative and qualitative research into the needs of wealthy donors as well as monitoring key performance indicators on the quantity and quality of giving in the UK.
Improving political engagement by raising awareness for the social and economic benefits that stem from private philanthropy and social investment and fostering partnership between government and private philanthropists. This will include work with think tanks, politicians, All Party Parliamentary Groups and select committees where necessary.
Each workstream has a number of associated projects that join to achieve the goals of the workstream. They are all linked to Beacon’s mission.