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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Educating the philanthropy sector: how and why

An embryonic philanthropy education sector is emerging across Europe, and can be seen primarily in postgraduate education. Photo: Creative Commons

A new report from Cass Business School's Centre for Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP) examines the growing philanthropy education sector in the UK and continental Europe. City Philanthropy director Cheryl Chapman reports.

Impetus-PEF appoints Blackstone MD and London Professor

Lionel Assant has been appointed to the board of trustees at Impetus-PEF

A City MD and a London professor are the latest trustees to join the board of venture philanthropy practice Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF).

Lionel Assant brings his European investment experience as Managing Director of global investment and advisory firm Blackstone, and Professor Becky Francis offers insight into education and social justice, subjects she lectures on at King’s College London.

New report recommends next steps for impact investment market

Impact investment: how can the market be developed?

A shared, trusted approach to measuring impact still needs to established, argues a new report published today.

The report by think tank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), Smart Money, outlines the current practices in impact measurement and recommends steps to develop the market.

Inaugural FT triathlon sees City fundraisers raise more than £100k for UK’s disadvantaged children

Mergermarket Group Sprint participants start swimming

The first FT triathlon for the private equity, venture capital and professional services industries has outstripped its target, raising more than £100k for disadvantaged children across the UK.

The Financial Times Triathlon was held in support of Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF) and its portfolio of 27 UK charities that work to help kids thrive in education and employment.

Giving Tuesday arrives in the UK

#Giving Tuesday, the antidote to the conspicuous consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, arrives for the first time in the UK on December 2nd.

The national day celebrating acts of generosity andcalling on everybody to complete one charitable act, originated in the US in 2012 and has spread across the globe to Australia, Canada, Singapore, Mexico and beyond. It now boasts more than 10,000 partners globally.


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