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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City Funding Network marks Giving Tuesday

02
Dec
6:00 pm
Photo: Christopher Whalen/ Creative Commons

Our very own City Funding Network is hosting a special event for #GivingTuesday.

2nd December marks a national day of giving. Coordinated in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation, Giving Tuesday takes after the US initiative that started in 2012 with the aim to galvanise charity and volunteering after the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

address

St Paul's Roof Pavilion at the Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference 2014

10
Nov
9:30 am
How can you be a good trustee? Photo: Michigan Municipal League/ Creative Commons

Join more than 500 trustees at the NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference and improve your knowledge, learn new skills, network and develop exceptional governance within your organisation.

This year's Trustee Conference will take place on the first day of Trustees' Week, 10-16 November 2014, and will last from 9:30am until 6pm.

Who should attend?

address

The Brewery
Chiswell Street
London
EC1Y 4SD

Fundraising Innovation Conference

13
Oct
8:00 am
Regents' Park. Photo: John Simm/ Creative Commons

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) presents a conference to deliver practical tips that will help your organisation have the time and space to deliver innovative approaches that enable you to reach your fundraising targets and push boundaries.

You will have the opportunity to hear tried and tested methods that you can implement in your organisation answering questions such as:

address

Holiday Inn
Carburton Street
London
W1W 5EE

Introduction to social investment for funders and donors

21
Oct
8:00 am
Is social investment for everyone? Photo: elycefeliz/ Creative Commons

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)'s half-day training workshop (9am - 12:30pm) will cover the benefits and risks of social investment, and help funders decide if it's for them.

Is social investment for everyone? How can donors decide on the right opportunities for them?

address

New Philanthropy Capital
185 Park Street
London
SE1 9BL

City Funding Network celebration and art viewing

22
Oct
5:00 pm
Photo: Creative Commons

Join the City Funding Network to celebrate the achievements of the organisations it has supported, and introduce friends and colleagues to its unique live charity crowdfunding concept.

Dr Frederick Mulder CBE, City Funding Network's founder and one of the world's experts in Picasso's printmaking, will also show and talk about some pieces from his extensive collection and share insights about art as an asset class.

The event will begin at 6pm.

address

Goodman Derrick
10 Bride Street
London
EC4A 4AD

Africa - The Next Frontier

16
Oct
5:30 pm
Photo: Creative Commons

The Instittue of Directors (IoD) and Investec Wealth and Investment present an overview of Africa's economy and how companies are engaging with the continent as well as how the future is unfolding and Asia-Africa trade flows.

Speakers include:

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Investec Wealth & Investment
2 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7QN

Adessey Pioneers for Change Fellowship: launch date

23
Mar
8:00 am
The Pioneers for Change course will kick off with two days in London. Photo: Neil Howard/ Creative Commons

The Pioneers for Change Fellowship encourages inheritors, entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, career changers and talented thinkers and do-ers to embrace their wealth, and influence to change the world. The programme is focused on creative exploration, dynamic dialogue and solution orientated approaches for creating and progressing social impact.

The Fellowship spans six months, beginning with two inspirational days in London on March 23 and 24, 2015.

The course includes:

address

139 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2AT

Impetus-PEF appoints Blackstone MD and London Professor

Lionel Assant has been appointed to the board of trustees at Impetus-PEF

A City MD and a London professor are the latest trustees to join the board of venture philanthropy practice Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF).

Lionel Assant brings his European investment experience as Managing Director of global investment and advisory firm Blackstone, and Professor Becky Francis offers insight into education and social justice, subjects she lectures on at King’s College London.

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