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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A Wealth of Opportunity


The Philanthropy Reader

The Philanthropy Reader by Beth Breeze and Michael Moody, published by Routledge, is a go-to resource on all things philanthropic, past and present.

The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times

Photograph of author and lecturer Dr. Beth Breeze

The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times, by Beth Breeze, and John Mohan, published by Palgrave Macmillan UK helpfully explores the function and role of charity in modern society.  and The Philanthropy Reader by  Michael Moody, M and Beth Breeze, published by Routledge 2016 is a go-to resource on all things philanthropic, past and present.

Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference

William MacAskill, as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University and co-founder of the Effective Altruism movement, has published his first book - Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a radical new way to make a difference. 

Effective Altruism is a movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact.

Doing Good Great: An insider's guide to getting the most out of your philanthropic journey

Having a loaded gun at your head while being ‘frog-marched’ through the wilds of West Africa’s political tinderbox Liberia in the dead of night by a gang of so-called soldiers is a true test of one’s cool.

Fortunately for philanthropists everywhere, Doug Balfour, CEO of Philadelphia-based philanthropy advisory firm Geneva Global, passed that test and survived to tell the tale and many more in his new book Doing Good Great.

How to travel and do good

Travel is changing, and fast. A new generation of free-spirited, adventure-minded explorers is no longer content with just seeing; they want to be doing. When they step out of their familiar routines, they don’t want just to drift through foreign lands as outsiders looking in. They want to interact, they want to learn and they want to impact the communities they visit.

Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies

Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies: the latest of the "Dummies" collection

Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies

Karl T. Muth, Michael T.S. Lindenmayer, John Kluge

£16.99 from Wiley

They had to do it sooner or later. The ...for dummies series from Wiley has published a how-to guide for anyone teetering on the edge of the realm of philanthropy.

Richer Lives: Why rich people give

By Theresa Lloyd and Beth Breeze

£15 from the Directory of Social Change

This is a unique study of wealth and giving that unveils philanthropic motivation. ‘Attitudes’, ‘beliefs’, ‘causes’, ‘duty’ and ‘enrichment’ are five of the 10 elements the research highlights as motivations for why rich people give.


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