Winter 2012
In this issue of Philanthropy UK magazine, we take a timely look at the state of philanthropy in a City under scrutiny. The City of London is home to a 1000-year-old tradition of philanthropy that is very much alive today. Yet the notion that the City is a force for good risks being drowned out in some quarters by the sound of attacks on its reputation.
Summer 2012
In this edition Philanthropy UK discovers why encouraging and supporting greater diversity among funders would be of benefit to all. It highlights a need for research so we can gain a truer picture of diversity in UK philanthropy and can harness existing giving efforts into a movement as the USA has done.
Autumn 2011
Community giving appears to be gaining ground among philanthropists. Four out of five philanthropists give locally according to a new survey by Coutts & Co. Giving circles, in which philanthropists commune around an interest, are also gaining in popularity. In this issue we present the distinct pleasure and satisfaction philanthropists enjoy when giving to communities and in communities, and offer advice for those who want to join them.
Summer 2011
In this issue we focus on social impact investment (SII), which blends enterprise, capitalism and philanthropy to create a new stream of capital that some say will ‘transform’ the social sector.
Spring 2011
An invited response: Major funders and leading practitioners in the sector respond to the 10-point Action Plan to boost philanthropy across the cultural sector, announced by culture secretary Jeremy Hunt on 8th December. Guest editor: Theresa Lloyd.
In our Autumn issue we profile the inspiring 2010 winners of the Beacon Awards that shine a light on outstanding philanthropy. Also in this issue, Esther Rantzen shares her giving journey, campaigning philanthropist Winsome McIntosh gives a candid view of the challenges and benefits of tackling systemic change on a grand scale, and US community champion William S. White, who leads the CS Mott Foundation, offers an expert view of how best to build community.
<p><strong>Promoting Philanthropy</strong> - Our summer &#39;quarterly&#39; focusses on promoting philanthropy - timely, considering the aims of the US Buffett/Gates &#39;Giving Pledge&#39;. In this issue we explore how the UK can grow a culture of giving and the roles philanthropists, advisors and the government can play in doing so. It also questions whether marketing strategies could influence more people to donate and, as a serious bit of fun, presents a promotional campaign idea for discussion.</p>
Spring 2010
Our March Newsletter considers the impact digital technology has had on philanthropy. We do not fully understand how digital technology is revolutionising the way we live – but we do know behaviours are changing radically, some say for the better and others disagree. Philanthropy too is feeling the impact of new technology, and similarly there is a mix of views.
Winter 2009
‘It was the best of times; it was the worst of times' ... the opening line to Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is apt today. We are facing difficult social and environmental challenges - a deep recession and stark warnings of a global climate disaster among them. But we are also on the brink of a new era of social provision, one that requires a spirit of openness, collaboration and involvement from many players. Philanthropy is one of those players and governments (and governments-to-be) are keen to involve with philanthropy in its many guises.
Autumn 2009
The demand for ‘more effective’ philanthropy has given rise to an ancillary ‘sector’ – philanthropy advice. Donors today can take advantage of a growing number of very different organisations prepared to advise and support them on how to give more effectively, efficiently and enjoyably. But as the number of these providers increases and the sector expands – and in the last few months we have seen at least four advisory services launch in the UK alone – so the choices can become overwhelming. Where does a donor seeking formal advice begin?