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


Book review - 'Doing Good Great' by Doug Balfour, CEO Geneva Global

Quick review: Memoire-cum-manual on attaining ‘performance philanthropy’

Suitable for: Wealthy philanthropists wanting to create social change in the developing world

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Having a loaded gun at your head while being ‘frog-marched’ through the wilds of West Africa’s political tinderbox Liberia in the dead of night by a gang of so-called soldiers is a true test of one’s cool.

The Foundry - Mission Related Investment

The social justice and human rights centre at The Foundry represents a landmark in terms of social impact investment in property. Together with a small group of charitable foundations, Ethical Property has successfully raised over £12m to create a centre which supports the social justice and human rights movement. 

Collaborating to go further

There is an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” EVPA CEO Kurt Peleman shares his views on the importance of collaboration.

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


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