Philanthropy

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 05.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 19.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 14.11.2014 | 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 14.11.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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.

Thrive - a Commentary

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Mindfulness - the concept of being present in the moment and appreciating each moment - is something I believe is essential to living an ideal lifestyle. It is another theme that Arianna thoroughly explores in Thrive

Peter Clarke: The Heart and Soul of a True Philanthropist

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

It takes someone extraordinary to be a true philanthropist, someone who is deeply troubled by the suffering in the world and who dedicates a significant part of his life to easing it, someone with a vision of hope, a vision that will change millions of lives for the better. Peter Clarke is just such a man.

A Matter of Principle

Stephen Fear | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

Remember the next time you walk past a person sitting in a shop doorway that he or she isn't sitting there in the wind and rain as a lifestyle choice. They are there because something went wrong in their life and they are struggling to deal with it. They are someone's son, daughter, mother, brother or father. They could be yours!

Muslim Charitable Giving Multiplies in the Holy Month of Fasting

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Muslims in the country are 'Britain's top charity givers', giving an average of almost £371 each a year". Prime Minister David Cameron, in his video message to mark the start of Ramadan 2014, said "Here in Britain, Muslims are our biggest donors - they give more to charity than any other faith group."

'Lighting the Candle': Inspiring Young People to Dream Big

Andrew Law | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Law

Recent news that youth unemployment has fallen to its lowest figure in five years is welcome. However, when it comes to choosing a career, having the chance to pursue your passions or follow your dreams sadly remains far too often a privilege of wealth or family background.

Changing the World...One E-book at a Time

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Through books, explains David Risher I discovered exotic lands and new ideas. Once he graduated from Harvard Business School, it was his love of books that attracted him to work as an executive for a new small online bookstore called Amazon.

11 Reasons Why You Are Reading This

Steph Weller | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Steph Weller

If I pick up my phone to use it for its original purpose - to actually ring someone, the temptation is to just have a peek at my newsfeeds. I then get sidetracked and find myself scrolling through '14 of the Most Hilarious Mullet Hairstyles, Ever', but why?

Copying US Philanthropic Culture Won't Help Brits Give to Charity

John Low | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK
John Low

UK society would be better if more people gave generously to charity, but how can we achieve this when cultural attitudes are notoriously difficult to shift? With the US being recognised as the most generous country in the world, many argue that we should look at what they do and learn from it.

Squeezing Public Sector Pay Can't Be Done for Too Much Longer

Dan Corry | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

The uptick in growth is real and brings a welcome increase in jobs in its wake. Of course, growth is pretty anaemic compared with what we normally get after a massive downturn and, unlike many other countries, we are not yet back to the level of output before the crash.

Governments Must Do More to Help Charities Earn Public Trust

John Low | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
John Low

Unfortunately in too many countries charities face a climate of suspicion and repression. Heavy handed government policy and the politicisation of charity regulation is undermining the trust of the public which is vital in the development of a thriving charity sector and civil society more broadly.

The Arts Empower the Young, So Why Are the Arts in Education Not Available for All?

John Nickson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
John Nickson

Michael Gove, Education Secretary, is determined to raise academic standards and few would argue against that. However, schools are under pressure to become autonomous, to set their own curriculums and budgets and to move away from local authority control and there is an argument that this policy together with a greater focus on narrow performance measures and less money is undermining the arts in education.