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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Gain boardroom experience as a charity trustee

Almost half of charities have at least one vacancy on their board, according to a report, which aims to inspire people to give their time to charities in this way. “New, committed trustees are much needed, particularly in difficult economic times when charities are under enormous pressure,” says Clare Yeowart co-author of The benefits of trusteeship, published by New Philanthropy Capital.

More City philanthropy is aim of new campaign

A campaign to encourage more philanthropy among workers in the City of London and Canary Wharf by highlighting the opportunities that come with giving launches at a celebratory event at Mansion House on July 2nd.

Can philanthropy boost your career?

Two philanthropists at different stages of their giving journey will discuss whether philanthropy can boost a career at an event organised as part of the Engaging Experience Philanthropy Network (EEPN) programme being held in the historic and beautifully crafted oak-panelled surroundings of Temple Place on June 26th.

Top 10 City law firms donated £5m cash last year

A new report shows that philanthropy is alive and well in the City with the top 10 UK law firms donating £5m cash and eight times as much pro bono to non-profits last year – a total of £50m.

The 136-page report from Factary, a research services organisation for non-profits, shows that law firms’ community responsibility policies favour education and training, housing and employment, and rights/law and conflict. By contrast, it found that publicly reported donations are focused on health, children/youth and arts.

Corporate philanthropy will be more visible says Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor David Wootton

Corporate philanthropy is becoming increasingly strategic and widespread and will become even more visible in the coming years said London’s Lord Mayor David Wootton at the launch of the 25th annual Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards that celebrates the best community engagement programmes run by Greater London businesses.

Global corporate giving strong, new report reveals

Exactly half of the companies examined in a new US  report on global corporate giving gave more in 2010 than they did before the economic downturn and one quarter of companies increased giving by more than 25% since 2007.

The US-based Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), which published the report, says: “The polarity of corporate responses since the downturn reflects the myriad ways in which corporate giving programmes react to economic uncertainty, growing community need and budget setting processes.”

Work hard, play hard, give hard – is this the next generation of city bankers?

by Nicola Hill and Cheryl Chapman

The recent launch of two organisations is pointing to a new appetite for ethics, social responsibility and philanthropy among the next generation of bankers and financiers.

Last week the Young Philanthropy Syndicate launched with the aim of encouraging young professionals into philanthropy with the support of an experienced philanthropist or business leader.

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