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


Time credits scheme reenergises volunteering

The back of a time credit note. Photo: Spice Innovations

Volunteers are swapping skills for thrills with a scheme that earns them time credits to spend at a range of social outlets. The Spice Innovations scheme aims to galvanise volunteering across the UK and is now turning its attention to corporate world. Emily Wight spoke to CEO Becky Booth about their work.

City Philanthropy in the Spotlight

6:00 pm

As part of #GivingTuesday and to accompany the exhibition Philanthropy: the City Story, you are invited to discover the generous side of the City as Dr Cathy Ross takes you through the history of philanthropy in London. 

Includes a wine reception.


Guildhall Library

BeyondDinner - Water

7:00 pm
Photo: Mark Engelbrecht/ Creative Commons

BeyondMe (formerly Young Philanthropy) is a network of charities, businesses and professionals working to make a meaningful impact on the world beyond them.

On November 12, they will present BeyondDinner: a dinner party with a twist. The event will bring together 10 people who know about BeyondMe and 10 who don't, as well as a special guest speaker.

The dinner will be themed around water and will be hosted by Pete and Mark from PwC, who are supporting Renewable World - a charity providing water and lighting to developing countries through renewable energy systems.


Grace Restaurant
44 Great Windmill Street

The changing faces of philanthropy

Younger and more racially and culturally diverse than ever before - that's the face of today's philanthropist according to a new US survey published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC). The AFP-GPC, an association that aims to enhance the philanthropic effectiveness of the Greater Philadelphia community, have surveyed 77 fundraising professionals and asked them to offer insights into the current state of philanthropy and donors.


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