Philanthropy

Cure All Diseases - Is This The End Of Philanthropy As We Know It?

Michelle Wright | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

Mega philanthropy can successfully co-exist with public support, and in joining up resources we are likely to be able to achieve more, allowing for a more democratic and competitive access to funds, and perhaps most importantly in the areas of poverty and inequality.

Confessions Of A Volunteer Virgin

Hattie Holden Edmonds | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Hattie Holden Edmonds

Before I tackle the House of Lords Children in Crisis report on unaccompanied refugee children in the EU, I really need to replace that mould-riddled ...

Confessions Of A Volunteer Virgin

Hattie Holden Edmonds | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Hattie Holden Edmonds

It was a woman I'd never met who finally swung it. As I lay on a plump mattress under a duck down duvet one night in late April, I thought about what she, Liz, had done with her day. While I'd been sitting on my backside, shuffling words around and working my way through a variety of nut-based snacks, she'd been putting out fires, breaking up knife fights and comforting dozens of bewildered children who know her as a second mum.

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Benefit Us All?

Miguel Milano | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

This idea has really resonated - since then, through all the news about oil prices, tech shares and financial uncertainties, it's continued to gain traction among business and political figures as well as economists.

Oscars 2016: Nine Amazing Ways Nominees Could Change the World With Their Goody Bags

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sara McCorquodale

Do those guys really want all that stuff? They've probably got the best vibrators money can buy, boobs to die for and been on all the top walking tours already. Also another goody bag? Just add it to the super massive, awards season pile.

Giving Is Not About Being 'Selfless'

Ben Eyre | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Eyre

I want to challenge conventional wisdom that suggests giving is an antidote to consumerism. Not because I want to knock giving, but because my experience of conducting anthropological research into philanthropy suggests we can better understand it by not viewing it as the polar opposite of consumer activity.

Four Lessons from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Lorella Di Vuono | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech
Lorella Di Vuono

While we have to await to measure the real impact of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on the future generations, I think that we can learn 4 useful lessons from an open letter that look like a manifesto. Four starting points for a reflection that could bring to us more luck than a chain letter in the new year.

If Charities Are to Thrive in 2016 Listening to Supporters Will Be Vital

John Low | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
John Low

In 2015 charities were put under greater scrutiny - and attack - than in recent memory. Under such circumstances it would be easy to be gloomy, even to fear that charities are facing an existential threat.

Does Slacktivism Really Exist?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

This portmanteau covers quite a few elements. It's one thing to say that a 'slacktivist' reaps 'good vibes' from taking action, and something completely different to say that what they've done will provide no real benefit to the cause, and that their 'good vibes' somehow contribute to that.

Goodwill to One and All?

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

The season of cheery goodwill is approaching fast. The big Christmas ads are up and running, the city centre lights are sparkling against the chilled night skies and holiday plans are being formulated.

Give Back Don't Give Up

Tanesha Westcarr | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tanesha Westcarr

No matter how much time I spend away, giving back is entrenched within me. I've always been passionate about leaving a trail for others to follow especially those from less privileged backgrounds. Perhaps starting from humble beginnings has been the catalyst for my philanthropic efforts.

Royal Ramblings: The Heart of WWE

Danny Stone | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Even the quickest google of WWE's charitable endeavours will silence any sceptics seeking to disparage the aforementioned union as a CSR gimmick. Over the course of many years now, WWE appears to have deepened and widened its community engagement and philanthropic commitment with quite remarkable results.

Charity Begins at Home...

Steph Weller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Steph Weller

If 'charity begins at home' means that you should take care of family, close friends and neighbours, then yes, shouldn't we all be doing that anyway? ...

Charities Must Show We Can Be Trusted With Personal Data

John Low | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
John Low

It has not been a good summer for charities. Questionable fundraising practices have dominated newspaper front pages, raising very serious questions a...

Can Tech Really Fix the Big Problems?

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

In our sector, we tend to think that tech can solve everything, and many start-ups are making positive societal changes through innovative approaches and business models. But some of the world's most fundamental problems - like poverty, equality, or access to clean water - can't be fixed with an app, or even with a social enterprise or business-led approach.

Why Technology Is an Opportunity for Social Good

Miguel Milano | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Our industry is involved in numerous initiatives where we are helping people to get online, to learn to code, to become interested in STEM, to turn their tech ideas into businesses or generally to better use technology. But there is always room for more.

Is Religion the World's Largest Social Enterprise Accelerator?

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Religion and its role within business is something which fascinates me and is not a topic I feel is widely discussed.

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

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 21.05.2016 | 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 26.06.2015 | 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 31.05.2015 | 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...