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

Learning by giving

Nov 7th 2014

Adessy Associates Pioneers for Change Fellowship

Starting in March 2015, the Pioneers for Change Fellowship is a six-month course that gathers international wealth holders and inheritors, entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, career changers and talented thinkers and do-ers. The programme is focused on creative exploration, dynamic dialogue and solution-orientated approaches for creating and progressing social impact.

The course consists of:

  • Two days in London
  • Personal Executive Coaching
  • World-class speakers
  • One-to-one mentorship
  • Joining of an intimate cohort of fellows

You should join if you are:

  • An experience philanthropist or impact investor
  • New to philanthropy or impact investing
  • An entrepreneur
  • An Influencer

The Bread Tin's Giving Clubs

The Bread Tin aims to create a new generation of philanthropists. Through its year-long Giving Clubs, young people will work with an individual donor in order to set up a charitable project. The donor gives £10,000 to the project, and the groups will also contribute what they can.

The idea is to challenge a culture of apathy and individualistic consumerism and to encourage a widespread trend among young professionals to an ethical conscience.

For more information about the Bread Tin please visit their website

The City Funding Network

Based on parent organisation The Funding Network, The City Funding Network uses the same Dragon’s Den-style approach: charities will pitch to a roomful of funders, followed by several rounds of pledging. There is also the opportunity to network with other young City professionals and philanthropists. The next City Funding Network event will take place on December 2 for the UK’s Giving Tuesday.

To find out more about the City Funding Network please click here

Engaging Experience Philanthropy Network

The Engaging Experience Philanthropy Network (EEPN) was founded by Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2009, with the aim to encourage executive engagement in philanthropy through the examples of both peers and senior figures in both the public and private sectors.  It was established by charitable trust The Bulldog Trust, which gives financial and advisory assistance to charities, and helps members by connecting them with charities, projects and social enterprises.

Network events are held every month at The Bulldog Trust headquarters at Two Temple Place, London, and here, individuals who are interested in using their knowledge and expertise in order to benefit the charitable or not-for-profit sector have the opportunity to meet those already doing so.

Events consist of a series of short talks from high profile, varied speakers. Network members include professionals from a wide background of industries.

Click here to find out more

BeyondMe (formerly Young Philanthropy)

BeyondMe launched as Young Philanthropy in 2011 by employees from PwC and Deloitte to introduce young professionals to careers in philanthropy.

BeyondMe’s approach to giving is through a Syndicate model. Syndicates comprise of founding members who identify a particular cause or issue that motivates them; friends or colleagues with a shared interest; and an experienced philanthropist who mentors the Syndicate.

The model aims to maximise giving; maximise impact, giving and experience.

Find out more here

Giving What We Can

Giving What We Can is an international organisation dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty. It promotes the idea that the extreme wealth of those in the developed world can make a real difference to extreme poverty in other parts of the world.

Its members make a pledge to contribute at least 10% of their income to the cause.

Find out more here

The Philanthropy Club

The Philanthropy Club is a members-only club of City professionals aspiring to be philanthropists. Members get together at exclusive social and networking events around London and exchange stories and experiences as well as engaging directly with the Club’s carefully selected causes.

To find out more, please visit The Philanthropy Club

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