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

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Giving Philanthropy Advice

8:00 am

There is growing demand from wealthy individuals for advice and support around their philanthropy, driven by a trend towards more strategic and planned giving. Private client advisors are in an ideal position to reach and advise existing and potential philanthropists.


New Philanthropy Capital
185 Park St

10 top tweeters in philanthropy

Movers and shakers in philanthropy are getting more active in the Twittersphere. Here are 10 people and organisations worth following. This list is not exhaustive and we'd love you to tell us about others you go to for news, ideas and resources on good giving. Tweet us at @PhilanthroCity

New research unlocks life-long philanthropic potential of busy executives

An initial positive, well-structured volunteering experience could be the key trigger to unlocking a person’s philanthropic potential and lead to strategic, better informed major donations of money and pro bono skill sharing.

The finding is one of many triggers and barriers to life-long philanthropy among senior business people revealed in a new study called ‘Philanthropic Journeys’, from Pilotlight,  a charity that engages professionals to use their skills to grow small charities and make them investment ready.

A Passion For Giving: Tools and inspiration for creating a charitable foundation

A passion for giving book cover with trees in a line in a field at dusk

By Peter Klein and Angelica Berrie

£30.99 from Wiley

This book provides an overview for understanding the issues involved in managing a private foundation and a practical road map for setting one up. It covers the basics of estate planning and charitable giving, investment management for private foundations and ‘the philanthropic learning curve’, as well as a discussion on women and the next generation.


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