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Change Makers in Philanthropy

The face of philanthropy is changing. A more diverse, representative range of voices are collaborating, questioning and reshaping the nature of giving, ultimately accelerating progress for all. 

Discover the stories behind their giving and the enormous impact they are having.

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Analysing portfolio

How to build a philanthropic portfolio

A risk-based approach enables philanthropists to be more strategic and impactful and for their portfolios to be diversified.

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Developing a giving strategy

Developing a giving strategy

To help you define your plans, we have put together several questions and pointers, for you to consider.

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Responding to humanitarian emergencies

Responding to humanitarian emergencies

How to incorporate long-term humanitarian emergency response into your philanthropic strategy.

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Big vs Small Charities

We hosted a discussion with some of our private clients to explore whether donors should be taking other factors into account when deciding which charities to support.

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Case study: Martin Lewis – giving with purpose

Read how ‘consumer-champion’ Martin Lewis approaches his charitable giving to achieve long-term impact.

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Donor Advised Funds and non-UK charities

Mark Greer looks at how philanthropists can use Donor Advised Funds to make gifts to non-UK charities.

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The Sunday Times Giving List 2021

Discover the top 200 philanthropists in the UK and the 30 leading Giving List donors of the past 20 years.

The Giving List shines a light on the good that flows from wealth creation. For the first time in the 20-year history of the list, charitable donations from the super-rich topped £4 billion. The £4.305 billion gifted over the past 12 months representing a 36.1 per cent rise on the £3.164 billion given the previous year.

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Philanthropy comes of age

Our latest report looks at the continued rise of donor advised giving in the UK.

This is our third report, looking at how donor advised funds (DAFs) and charitable trusts in the UK have grown in recent years. Learn more about donor advised giving and its potential to build support for charities and causes long into the future.

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Blogs and webinars on philanthropy and giving

Explore our recently published blogs below and take a look at our series of philanthropy focused webinars

  • risk

    Philanthropy, risk and innovation

    30 October 2018 - The ability to take risks and innovate is often claimed to be on of the key strengths of philanthropy, but is this really true?
  • charity law

    Chris Willis Pickup on charity law, regulation and technology

    4 September 2018 - We chat to Chris Willis Pickup, Partner at Taylor Vinters law firm and former Head of Litigation for the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  • civil society special

    Civil Society Strategy special

    10 August 2018 - We review the recently published UK government Civil Society Strategy and what it means for charities, businesses and communities in the UK.
  • transparency

    Philanthropy and transparency, with Fran Perrin

    17 July 2018 - Rhod chats to Fran Perrin, founder and Director of the Indigo Trust, founder of 360Giving, former government policy advisor and member of the famously philanthropic Sainsbury family.
  • learning from history peabody

    Learning from the history of philanthropy, with Ben Soskis

    26 June 2018 - Rhod is joined by Ben Soskis, a Fellow at the Urban Institute and editor of, for a wide-ranging chat about the history of philanthropy and what it can teach us about the big challenges facing charities and donors today.


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