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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A Wealth of Opportunity

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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.

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.

7 top tips for picking a charity to support

With new charities emerging all the time, along with different ways to help them and measure their impact, choosing one to support can be tricky business. Here are 7 tips to help you pick

DAFs – the growing trend in admin-light giving

Cash rich but time poor? Anna Scott writes, a donor advised fund could be the answer to giving with ease. With their flexibility and streamlined admin, they are fast becoming a popular way to give. What are they, who are they for and how do they work?

Philanthropy in the City - A Lord Mayor's view

Sir Michael Bear was the 683rd Lord Mayor of London, whose one-year term began on 12 November 2010 and ended 11 November 2011. Here the former Lord Mayor gives his view of the manifold philanthropy of the City of London.

A capital idea: London as the global centre for philanthropy

Stephen Lloyd

London broadly has all the infrastructure to become a global centre for philanthropy, including expertise, favourable tax and regulatory regimes and sophisticated social markets, says Stephen Lloyd, senior partner, Bates, Wells & Braithwaite. Here he presents the case for what he and other leaders see as a great opportunity for the City.

The opportunity for retail banks

A new study on Charity Bank Accounts: The Opportunity for UK Retail Banks, by Accenture for the independent Philanthropy Review, has found that over one fifth of donors and 18% of affluent and high net worth individuals would open a charity bank account

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