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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Inspiring Philanthropy: Francesca Monti

In this occasional series of interviews with the City’s philanthropists we aim to bring guidance and inspiration to others. Francesca Monti is a Senior Marketing Executive for Charities at Rathbone Brothers Plc. Francesca studied Law and Media at Keele University and has recently joined the newly formed Young Professional’s Board for The City Funding Network

Weil, Gotshal & Manges and 'Step on Board'

“This type of volunteering is a great way to develop hard and soft skills as well as broadening one’s horizons and networks. There are many similarities in how boards operate in the private sector and voluntary sector."

Master's in philanthropy distance learning course launched by the University of Kent

The University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy have announced plans to launch a Master's in Philanthropic Studies. The course, to run from September 2016, will provide a high level understanding of key debates for those working or hoping to work in the philanthropy sector.

The course will make use of the latest technology to allow students to study via distance learning. The modules will also be available in packages to build up a degree incrementally. Proposed modules for the course include: Fundamentals of Philanthropy, Effective Philanthropy and Evidence Based Practice.

BeyondMe: Taster call for professionals

13
Oct
5:00 pm

In 2012, a report found that Millennials - those under 35  - are half as likely to give to charity and their parents generation.  

The current generation of under-35s, or “Generation Y”, are connected and collaborative, community minded, craving new experiences, and personal and professional fulfilment. The ingredients are there but our collective wealth, skills and energy have yet to be mobilised in the right way. 

address

Online

BeyondMe: Taster call for professionals

12
Oct
5:00 pm

In 2012, a report found that Millennials - those under 35  - are half as likely to give to charity and their parents generation.  

The current generation of under-35s, or “Generation Y”, are connected and collaborative, community minded, craving new experiences, and personal and professional fulfilment. The ingredients are there but our collective wealth, skills and energy have yet to be mobilised in the right way. 

address

Online

Community Foundations across the UK publish report cards for local areas

Community Foundations in 12 local areas throughout the United Kingdom have released Vital Signs reports that measure social trends and issues to guide local charitable giving. These reports pull together existing research and combine this with community consultations to provide a clear picture of the issues faced by particular regions.

BeMORE: the new name for The Bread Tin

Giving network The Bread Tin has relaunched as BeMORE.

The Bread Tin was founded by social entrepreneur Peter West in 2009. It has since raised over £200,000 and supported a variety of causes from helping young Londoners find employment to building a new hospital ward in Madagascar.

BeMore: Dinner with Impact

12
Oct
7:00 pm

Enjoy dinner and drinks whilst learning about BeMore and a journey that can help you find a way to make a meaningful difference in the world.

The Anthologist is a trendy bar and restaurant conveniently located in the heart of the City.  

BeMore brings like minded Londoners together to make a big difference to small charities. Joining a BeMore Group you can multiply your donation by up to 15 times giving up to £20,000 to a charity. As part of the 12 month programme you will learn how to give to charity effectively, meet new people and develop new skills.

address

The Anthologist
58 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7BB

Leading City firms recognised by Lord Mayor for their social impact

Barclays, IBM and Alium Partners were among the winners of the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards at a ceremony at Mansion House on City Giving Day. The awards, now in their 28th year, recognise the contribution made by London businesses when it comes to sustainable and meaningful community engagement.

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