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.

City Philanthropy

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Nominate your staff for elite list celebrating City philanthropists

Do you have an employee who has pulled off an incredible fundraising feat or tirelessly devoted their spare time to an inspirational charity project?

Then Financial News, the trade newspaper for the City's financial services sector, wants to know. It is publishing its inaugural Extra Mile 40 list recognising the achievement of financial employees who have made the biggest contribution to good causes, not just in terms of money, but also in terms of time and innovation.

City's Giving Day: cake, gin and generosity

On Friday, 11 July the Lord Mayor of London was joined by philanthropists, charities and City professionals to mark London's first City's Giving Day. From cream cakes to talent shows, here's a round-up of the day's festivities

10 top tweeters in philanthropy

Movers and shakers in philanthropy are getting more active in the Twittersphere. Here are 10 people and organisations worth following. This list is not exhaustive and we'd love you to tell us about others you go to for news, ideas and resources on good giving. Tweet us at @PhilanthroCity

Which ‘giving circle’ do you belong to? Young City philanthropists, unite!

New study shows how peers within connected groups inspire each other to become committed givers

In our hyper-connected world, with news and social media more accessible and far-reaching than ever, it’s impossible not to know of countless causes in need of our support. But what inspires people to support them?

Prestigious panel calls on business to help improve social mobility

Social mobility is integral to boosting the economy, reducing poverty and creating a fairer society. Just because a child is born disadvantaged should not mean they are less likely to succeed.

But there are still clear structural barriers preventing progress from being made. For example, despite performing well in school and university, Britain’s ethnic minorities still face inequality in employment opportunities.

There have been a growing number of social mobility interventions in recent years, but as Bank of England governor Mark Carney recently highlighted, there is “disturbing evidence” of declining social mobility in advanced economies.


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