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

Little Heresies: 'Why Charity Funding May Be Doing More Harm Than Good'

5:30 pm

Speaker: Jake Hayman, CEO of Ten Years' Time

This event has been organised by the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE).

Jake Hayman asks 'What if I told you that giving to charity was not necessarily a good thing to do and that many of those who finance the charity sector are undermining, rather than reinforcing social change?'

The conservative world of philanthropy and grant giving is a strange and very closed one but it wields huge influence on the direction of the charities that should be busy serving our communities and transforming our society.

This talk will explore where philanthropists and foundations are going wrong, where charities are complicit and where society's most disadvantaged are being let down. Plus what can be done to change it.

Speaker Biography - Voted one of London's '2014 Most Influential', Jake is an advisor to some of the world's leading new philanthropists through his consultancy Ten Years' Time. He also contributes to Forbes as a philanthropy writer and is a course tutor for the University of Cambridge's corporate philanthropy programme.

Jake founded social enterprises Future First and Future First Global and sits on the trustee boards of the Early Intervention Foundation and the £100m Lankelly Chase Foundation. Jake is a former poker player and is a Dragon's Den survivor, turning down an offer from Peter Jones on the BBC show.


Partner's Room 8.10
Newcastle University Business School
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