“If the State Provides Less, Who Will Provide More?” was a panel discussion hosted by Philanthropy Company and Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics on Thursday 19th October 2017. The event convened a panel and audience to discuss questions prompted by John Nickson’s timely book, “Our Common Good”. […]
We are delighted that on Monday 3rd July our Associate, Nicky Bishop, will be presenting at the IOF Fundraising Convention on the topic of middle giving, alongside Sabrina Bordji-Michel, Philanthropy Manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Middle Giving is often left untapped and undervalued in charities […]
Many congratulations to our CEO Caroline Underwood on being awarded an OBE for charitable services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017. It has been an excellent year for recognition of the charity sector, with philanthropists such as Leonard Blavatnik, JK Rowling, Malcolm Walker, and Dame Steve Shirley being recognised, along […]
Yvonne and John are attending the 2017 IDPE conference for school fundraising at Whittlebury Hall today and tomorrow—head to stand 15 to say hello!
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Philanthropy Company hosted an associate lunch at the beautiful Villandry restaurant yesterday. Over 20 fundraisers from all sectors joined us to hear about opportunities at Philanthropy Company and let us know more about them. The lunch was punctuated by speeches from Yvonne Rainey, Alistair Lomax, Flora Craig, and Nicky Bishop, who […]
Caroline was at the Olympic Park last week for the launch of the Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit – an extraordinary collaboration between Belgian/German artist Carsten Höller and the designer of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Sir Anish Kapoor. At 76m high, the slide will be the world’s tallest and longest tunnel […]
A thriving ecosystem is being created for fundraising in the digital space. Social Misfit Media state in their Friends with Money report that “in 2013, a staggering £2.4 billion was donated online and via mobile in the UK alone, a 13% increase from the year before. This means that a quarter of all […]
It has been wonderful to work with the Institute and find out about their exceptional programmes to advocate physics in the UK and Ireland (and beyond).
On the 11th of February, we were delighted to host an evening of networking and thought on the trends in philanthropy at Modern Art Oxford, with guest speakers David Isaac, CBE, (Chair of Modern Art Oxford; Partner of Pinsent Masons, a Director of the Big Lottery Fund and a Trustee of the Human Dignity Trust and 14-18 Now which marks the centenary of WW1) and Jasmine Whitbread (until recently CEO of Save the Children International overseeing programmes in 120 countries for the world’s most deprived children).
Last week the Philanthropy Company gathered for a festive drink in the heart of the Olympic park, East London. In the afternoon the team came and shared updates from our work – from the University of Buckingham, to Chelsea Academy, and to the International Committee of the Red Cross – and thought about how the Company will go forward in 2016 and beyond. We have some exciting projects underway along with our client work, and are all looking forward to another year working with exceptional people and organisations.
Yesterday, the Philanthropy Company launched its Foundations in Philanthropy course and welcomed 9 individuals – from trustees to CEOs to senior development staff – to an intimate and informative day of training in the beautiful Somerset House.
Funding networks are on the rise with organisations like The Funding Network (TFN) and BeyondMe encouraging people to join together and support charitable causes. The networks can take many forms – from the funding pitches organised by TFN to the 6-person work-based teams organised by BeyondMe.
The University of Cambridge recently launched their £2bn fundraising campaign, “Dear World … Yours, Cambridge”. It was a remarkable feat of communication. Blue-tinted events sprung up around the city. Fire-writing shone across the river: “Dear World … Yours, Cambridge”, it read. And the city rippled in posters and banners. The Campaign was launched, and the city knew about it.
A discussion on data with an organisation’s leadership can spark lively and fruitful discussions, and it is always great when senior staff engage with what is sometimes seen as ‘back room’ stuff, for we know that good data and analysis is absolutely vital for fundraising success.
Discussion centred on a question posed by Caroline Underwood, CEO of the Philanthropy Company: how do we close the gap between an exponential increase in charitable causes and the respectively slower increase in donors? It was certainly food for thought as over the course of lunch each table set about to tease out answers to share with the group before coffee.