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.
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.