We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

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Master Your Philanthropy: How to maximize your strategic giving

By Nicola Elkins

£45.09 from Amazon

Bold letters on the cover jacket state: 'You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist', so this book is aimed at all those who want to give effectively to a cause that is important to them. It has a practical ‘how to’ format, designed to guide the reader through the process of creating a strategic plan for giving. It is also aimed at financial advisors who want to support clients in their philanthropy.

A Passion For Giving: Tools and inspiration for creating a charitable foundation

A passion for giving book cover with trees in a line in a field at dusk

By Peter Klein and Angelica Berrie

£30.99 from Wiley

This book provides an overview for understanding the issues involved in managing a private foundation and a practical road map for setting one up. It covers the basics of estate planning and charitable giving, investment management for private foundations and ‘the philanthropic learning curve’, as well as a discussion on women and the next generation.

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