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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Wealthy donors use head and heart when giving to charity says new report

Evidence of impact and personal connection to a cause are the biggest influence when it comes to giving to charity by wealthy individuals says a new report.

A survey by the capacity-building charity Pilotlight, that connects business leaders with charities, found that while over 70% of philanthropists and City executives said a personal link to a charity was behind their decision to donate, nearly 60% said information on the impact of the charity’s work was a key factor.

11 City philanthropists celebrated at Beacon Awards

Eleven City philanthropists were named among 33 of the most prestigious philanthropists in the UK as Beacon Fellows for 2013, at the 8th Beacon Awards for Philanthropy held on 6th February at Mansion House, London.

Philanthropy experts announced as judges of Beacon Awards for philanthropy

The Beacon Fellowship and J.P. Morgan Private Bank have announced the judging panel for the 8th biennial Beacon Awards for Philanthropy, winners of which will be revealed on February 6th 2013 at a Mansion House awards ceremony.

The eight judges, who all have deep experience as philanthropists or in the philanthropy world, have been named as:

Wealthy young philanthropists want to bridge gap between rich and poor - new report

The next generation of wealthy young philanthropists want to use their money to bridge the gap between rich and poor, according to a major new global survey.

Nearly half (44%) of wealthy under 30s pointed to the gap between rich and poor as the biggest problem facing society today - compared with fewer than a third (28%) of the over 45s, according to the report by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which promotes charitable giving and provides financial services and social finance to not-for-profit organisations.

Government offers 50% leverage deal on donations for London's good causes

Give a pound and straight away it’ll become £1.50. Same deal if you give £100, or £1,000 or £10,000…every sum you give is immediately increased by 50% with the Community First Endowment Challenge, funded by The Office of Civil Society, available across the country and currently being heavily promoted by The London Community Foundation (LCF), a member of the UK wide Community Foundation Network. Here LCF describes more about the fund, its essential '7 Ls' , and how you can build endowments while making immediate grants...

Lloyds announces £1m programme for UK social entrepreneurs

This year 154 social entrepreneurs from across the UK will receive grants and training from the School for Social Entrepreneurs, as part of the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme, worth over £1m annually, Lloyds Banking Group announced in September.

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