Philanthropy

Why Give Philanthropically? A Personal, Heartfelt Viewpoint from Sharon Epperson

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Giving is the fourth pillar of Arianna Huffington's Third Metric. It provides numerous advantages in terms of health and well being. For U. S. citize...

How Kenton Lee Is Tackling Child Poverty, One (Expandable) Shoe At A Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are roughly 300 million children on this planet who have no shoes to wear. This heartbreaking reality has been the driving force behind Ameri...

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

Signs of the Times

Dan Corry | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dan Corry

Our mission here at NPC is to try and increase the impact that the not-for-profit sector achieves. And one of the most important things we have done i...

Charity Giving, UK and US Style

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.

How Can Billionaires Be a Force for Good?

John Low | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
John Low

In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.

Five Characteristics of Women Who Give Back

Nikki Armytage | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

Those who give back are calmer, more focused and their presence is more powerful. They are ready to take on anything, nothing is too big. They are called to lead. Life begins to flow...

Opportunity and Accessibility: Two Essential Elements Required for Ensuring Sport Is Woven Into the Very Fabric of All Our Children's Lives

Tim Henman | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Sport
Tim Henman

Election year is always a time to reflect on where we are as a country and on the things that really matter to us. What do we care about? And what can be done to make things better. As a sportsman and now as a father, I have always believed passionately in the power of sport to improve the lives of young people. I know from my own personal experience and from the achievements of the thousands of youngsters I have encountered throughout my professional tennis career, that sport has transformative qualities.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Lynn Bardowski

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

For Lynn Bardowski, candles literally lit the way from a "successful" corporate career that was draining and unsatisfying to a multimillion-dollar revenue-generating direct sales entrepreneurial enterprise that fulfilled a personal dream.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Sandra Yancey

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

To care for her mind, body, and spirit, she keeps a gratitude journal, meditates, exercises (including her first sprint triathlon in 2014), and "eats healthy." She does this, not from a selfish perspective, but from a responsibility perspective - she says this is what she is responsible for in her life.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Glenda Newell-Harris

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

The Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back article series focuses on women who have mastered the art of creating and maintaining a business that sustains and enriches every aspect of their lives. The fourth pillar of Arianna Huffington's Third Metric - Giving - figures prominently in their lives and is supported by their multi-million dollar businesses

Ukip's 'Scrooge' Voters Really Do Not Like Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip voters are by far the biggest cynics towards charity, research has found, leading some to dub the party's supporters the "Scrooges of the coming ...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Persuade Her to Watch Porn

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The vast majority of porn is made by men, for men, so don't try and persuade her with spurious arguments about women 'choosing' to work in the industry. Porn is rarely a choice that educated, or wealthy women make, and it is not an industry that you would encourage your daughter to work in...

A New Generation as Generous as its Grandparents

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

While we are enormously grateful to the baby boomers for digging deep into their pockets for so many years, I believe there is a new generation waiting in the wings who, if their current 'giving' is anything to go by, will be just as, if not more generous in ways that only they will determine.

Which Is the Most Generous Country on Earth?

John Low | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
John Low

How do you tell the most generous country on earth? It's a simple question, but one that's profound, and pretty difficult to answer...

You Don't Need to Be Bill Gates to Be a Philanthropist - The Young Professionals Are Getting in on the Game

Tim Farron | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

This is not a party political issue. I'm not saying that we shouldn't sort out those deep structural issues holding us all back. In my view, this is absolutely not a substitute for Government aid and I am incredibly proud that the Lib Dems are making it law for Government to invest 0.7% of GDP in overseas Aid. But 21st Century philanthropy is no longer for the astronomically rich.

How to Empower Donors: Bringing Clarity to Charity

Pratik Dattani | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Pratik Dattani

Dan Pallota asked the staggering question - what if everything we've been taught about charity is dead wrong? What if tools like ACC can help us go beyond just financial metrics but understand real impact, reward charities with the biggest accomplishments and support those who need it? Wouldn't the world be a better place?

Philanthropy in the 21st Century? It's About Time!

Suzi Williams | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Suzi Williams

Many people think about philanthropy in financial terms - a philanthropist being an independently wealthy individual (or family) donating money to a chosen cause for zero return. In other words it's about money freely given (often anonymously) - with no catch - for the greater good of society.

Poorna Bell

How Can Being Kinder To People Help With Loneliness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kindness is one of the top traits we look for when we get into a relationship, but it doesn’t just have to be about when we’re loved up. It i...

Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back: Marie Forleo

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

The Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back article series focuses on women who have mastered the art of creating and maintaining a business that sus...

Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back: Jessica Herrin

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

'I want to continue the conversation about women and work, success, and happiness. I want to create solutions and cultivate a joyous, supportive, and energizing community. I want to make as much of a positive difference in the lives of other women as possible during my own precious time on this planet...'

A Devastating Crisis of Confidence Is Holding State School Leavers Back

Andrew Law | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Law

I would love to believe that we now live in a meritocratic nation in which success depends on talent and hard work rather than connections and class. But it is evidently not so.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Bernadette Coleman

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Bernadette confesses that she sometimes feels swallowed up by all of the responsibility of her business and the rest of her life. She says she can become so exhausted that she can't sleep, and yet when the next day comes and presents its new challenges, she looks forward to it - each day is different, exciting, and fun!

Letter to GQ Board of Editors...From The London Magazine Board of Editors

The London Magazine | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
The London Magazine

GQ's decision to present the award of philanthropist of the year to Tony Blair represents an absolute nadir in the vision of the magazine. We can only surmise that the decision to confer the honour was made for reasons of publicity and to court controversy.

Turning Money Into Real Change

Sir Ronald Cohen | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK
Sir Ronald Cohen

The crash of 2008 undoubtedly cast financiers and bankers as the villains of society. Trust and confidence in financial institutions plummeted to an all time low. But amidst the aftermath of the crash, we shouldn't forget that financial markets can be a force for good.