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

A Wealth of Opportunity

The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times

Feb 9th 2016
Photograph of author and lecturer Dr. Beth Breeze
Author and lecturer Dr. Beth Breeze

The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times by Beth Breeze, John Mohan explores and seeks to address the common misconceptions about the role of charity plays in British society today. This stimulating and accessible resource focusses on the interaction with other players: the public, politicians, policymakers and third sector organisations. It adds useful commentary and a reminder that charity can only go so far in solving any of the great issues of our age.

The book is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137522634


The Philanthropy Reader, also from Beth Breezethis time co-authored by Professor Michael Moody, is a comprehensive overview of worldwide writing on philanthropy from ancient times to modern. This encyclopedia on the evolution of philanthropic activity globally includes key thinkers, commentary and debates in the field. This book is an essential resource for academics and professionals alike.

The book is available herehttps://www.routledge.com/products/9781138903593


Beth Breeze founded the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, where she now conducts research and teaching on philanthropy and fundraising.  Beth also produces the annual Coutts Million Pound Donors Report and co-authored Richer Lives: Why Rich People Give.



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