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


New report recommends next steps for impact investment market

Impact investment: how can the market be developed?

A shared, trusted approach to measuring impact still needs to established, argues a new report published today.

The report by think tank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), Smart Money, outlines the current practices in impact measurement and recommends steps to develop the market.

Inaugural FT triathlon sees City fundraisers raise more than £100k for UK’s disadvantaged children

Mergermarket Group Sprint participants start swimming

The first FT triathlon for the private equity, venture capital and professional services industries has outstripped its target, raising more than £100k for disadvantaged children across the UK.

The Financial Times Triathlon was held in support of Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF) and its portfolio of 27 UK charities that work to help kids thrive in education and employment.

Using the venture philanthropy model for disadvantaged children: an interview with Erin Segilia-Chase

Erin Segilia-Chase, new Director of Philanthropy at Impetus-PEF

Erin Segilia-Chase, 43, the new Director of Philanthropy at Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF) is bringing her knowledge and experience of US fundraising to help support and grow the organisation and its portfolio of 27 charities and social enterprises that work transforming the lives of 11-24 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. Emily Wight spoke to Erin about venture philanthropy and how it is engaging a new generation of philanthropists.

Charity Chairs Conference

1:00 pm
Being a charity Chair. Photograph by Paris on Ponce & Le Maison Rouge/ Creative Commons

Welcome to the finale of the Lord Mayor's Charity Leadership Programme.

The conference is designed to draw out the complexities, issues and pleasures of being a charity Chair. Attendees are expected to be current Chairs or those with an interest in becoming a Chair in the future.

Three debates will cover:

  • Governance and board effectiveness
  • Diversity of boards
  • The Chief Executive and Senior Management Teams (SMT) Relationships



The Mansion House

Does social engagement really matter? : Lord Mayor's Charity Leadership Programme Debate

4:45 pm
Coutts Bank. Photograph by Ged Carroll/ Creative Commons

The Lord Mayor of London and Fiona Woolf CBE will chair the final debate and networking event of the Lord Mayor's Charity Leadership Programme, which will discuss the issues around "social engagement", focusing on sports, arts and culture, and questioning whether social engagement really matters.

The debate will be chaired by the Lord Mayor's Consort, Nicholas Woolf.



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