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

Good for You

Life in the City is notoriously demanding, and spare time is of a premium.

But philanthropy can offer a welcome balance to the stresses of working life, and enhance your career in the process.

Michael Harris, founder of a new City philanthropy network Young Philanthropy calls it a 'double helix', because using your resources to change the world for the better can benefit you personally and professionally.

Philanthropy requires skills, knowledge and expertise that take time to develop, just as a successful career does. It's important to choose the right cause for you and make sure the money, time or skills you contribute have the best possible impact to feel satisfied that you are making a meaningful difference.

This section will offer information and resources through articles and news; inspiration and insight through personal case studies and link you to the people and groups that can help you take the next step to becoming a philanthropist. To find out more about how to give, go to our Giving your best section.

If you have a story you'd like to share about getting into philanthropy – your journey, your concerns or the little surprises along the way email us at editor@cityphilanthropy.org.uk, or tweet us at @PhilanthroCity and we'll get back to you.

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