Nigel Harris today announced that he will step down as Chief Executive of New Philanthropy Capital (NPC).  He will be succeeded by Martin Brookes, NPC's Research Director.

Harris will leave NPC...


For charities to successfully diversify their income base requires capacity building and financial support, finds a new briefing paper by Venturesome.

Enterprising charities – transitioning from grants to trading...

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An Australian former soldier who funded the restoration of the Vatican's Michelangelo frescoes has been named UK Australian of the Year for his philanthropic work.

Michael Hintze has been honoured for...


The resignation of Peter Hain MP as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has led to several moves in the cabinet reshuffle that may impact on the philanthropy sector.



Google is committed to devoting 1% of the company's equity, annual profits and employee time to philanthropic endeavours, the US firm said last week, when Google Inc.’s philanthropic arm...

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A new organisation to promote and co-ordinate philanthropic initiatives across the Arab world was announced this week.

The organisation, Arab Philanthropy Establishment, was the outcome of a two-day philanthropy conference, 'From...


A former television journalist, Mark Webster, has been appointed Director of Communications for the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

Having worked as a journalist for ITN and Channel Five and most recently...


Bridges Ventures, the venture capital firm that invests in deprived areas whilst making substantial returns, this week announced a new advisory board that features some of the UK’s leading business figures.


In a move that recognises philanthropists in the most egalitarian way, five of Australia’s most generous individuals will be honoured on postage stamps.

The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) reports that the...


Around 20 university-based researchers from the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Belgium met at Vrije University in Amsterdam on 17th January. The purpose of the gathering was to exchange...