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

Good for business

Corporate philanthropy can benefit businesses in many ways. Companies are beginning to see how 'giving back' to the communities they work in or sell to can make their enterprises more valuable, relevant and responsive.

Aside from the clear benefit of helping worthy causes, corporate philanthropy can improve the recruitment and retention of staff, set businesses apart from their competitors and help them to connect and communicate company values with important stakeholders.

There are many ways that businesses can support their employees to give their money, time and skills.

In this section, we bring the latest thinking, trends and debates on corporate philanthropy strategies and case studies to show the value it can bring to company brand, culture and the bottom line.

If you have a story you'd like to share about corporate philanthropy – whether it's about successes you've had or challenges you face email us at editor@cityphilanthropy.org.uk, or tweet us at @PhilanthroCity and we'll get back to you.

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