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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The Multiplier: Live Crowdfunding Event

28
Sep
6:30 pm
The City Funding Network (CFN), a City focused initiative of The Funding Network (TFN), and BeyondMe are partnering to host a pilot live crowdfunding event  to encourage, engage and empower City professionals to support three social change projects. Both organisations are committed to creating a flourishing philanthropy network within the city, engaging City professionals and the companies they work for through charitable activities.
 
TFN’s live crowdfunding model and BeyondMe’s team-based giving and volunteering platform work well together, enabling people to convene and contribute to social causes.
 
The crowdfunding, match funded by City Philanthropy, will raise money for three charities from the BeyondMe portfolio partnered with a BeyondMe team. The charity, alongside their partnered BeyondMe team of professionals, will pitch for £5,000 of funding and finish with an exciting live croud funding session.

address

WeWork
Southbank, 22 Upper Ground
London
SE1 9PD

ShareLab: social value in the collaborative economy

01
Nov
9:00 am

This free full-day event will bring together over 200 policymakers, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers to better understand how public services, civil society and the private sector can engage with, develop and harness collaborative platforms for good.

address

Altitude 360 and Skyloft
28th- 29th floors
London
SW1P 4QP

Raise Your Hands 1000km marathon

24
Sep
8:30 am

1000km super marathon will highlight the plight of small children’s charities, raise money for them and unite runners for good - and organiser and front runner Ed Wethered, CEO of philanthropy network Raise Your Hands (RYH), wants you to join him for some or all of what he insists is the ‘fun’ journey!

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Around the UK finishing in Camden

Companygiving.org.uk

Companygiving.org.uk is an excellent tool for researching potential corporate partnerships, especially when narrowing down by causes supported and location. Companygiving.org.uk saves you valuable research time in targeting your fundraising efforts effectively. It helps to improve your fundraising success by instantly pinpointing the companies sympathetic to your cause and providing all the information you need to make strong approaches for corporate partnership.

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Hot Plates Pop Up Social Dining Experience

03
Feb
7:00 pm

Raise your knives and forks at the latest East End pop-up dining experience and raise funds for Raise Your Hands, the crowdfunding network that engages the nexxt generation of philanthropists to support East End youth charities through its crowdfunding platform.  Hot Plates is a technologically advanced and social dining experience combining iPads and red hot metal!

address

84 Great Eastern Street
London
EC2A 3JL

Enduring Ideas: The Problem of Philanthropy

01
Mar
6:30 pm

In the fourth lecture of our series, Dr Beth Breeze, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, discusses philanthropy.

address

Terrace Restaurant
British Library
London
NW1 2DB

The Funding Network (TFN) London

28
Jan
6:00 pm

The Funding Network (TFN) will be kicking off the New Year with friends at Goodman Derrick. Four projects will be pitching for your support, which will be followed by a live crowdfunding session. We’ll also be showing a photography exhibition from Lensational, a project which was funded by our Youth Funding Network earlier in 2015.

address

Goodman Derrick
10 St Bride Street
London
EC4A 4AD

ICAP's 23rd charity day raises £7.5m for good causes

Leading City trading firm ICAP raised £7.5m for 200 charities at their 23rd annual global charity day. The star-studded event saw celebrities and royalty, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, take to the phones to complete trading deals across the globe with 100% of ICAP's revenues and broker's commissions from the day going directly to charities.

The £7.5m raised on the day is equivalent to approximately 3% of ICAP's full year pre-tax trading profits. This brings the total amount raised, since the charity day was established in 1993, to nearly £127m.

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