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

A Passion For Giving: Tools and inspiration for creating a charitable foundation

Aug 19th 2012
A passion for giving book cover with trees in a line in a field at dusk

By Peter Klein and Angelica Berrie

£30.99 from Wiley

This book provides an overview for understanding the issues involved in managing a private foundation and a practical road map for setting one up. It covers the basics of estate planning and charitable giving, investment management for private foundations and ‘the philanthropic learning curve’, as well as a discussion on women and the next generation. The authors are private foundation veterans who offer guidance on the ins and outs of private foundations, illustrated with lessons from practising philanthropists. The book is described as ‘Essential reading for anyone contemplating the creation of a foundation or managing or advising an existing foundation’.

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