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A new cultural hub for London
We are so pleased to be working on The Mayor of London’s Foundation for Future London and to support young poet Laureate Laurie Bolger.Continue reading
Take care with regulation
It seems that people on all sides are agreed that there should be more regulation of fundraising. There may be a need to improves standards, but so many fundraisers already operate at a level that is sophisticated, respectful and subtle. They are successful because of the level of trust that is shown by them and that is invested in them. Fundraising is a persuasive act of courtship that is about engagement and understanding.Continue reading
Capital M for Mentor
Mentor was a person. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War, he left his only son, Telemachus, in the care of his friend, Mentor.Continue reading
Building a philanthropic legacy in London
On Monday the 7th of September, 40 thrill seeking individuals abseiled from the top of three of London’s tallest buildings -The Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie buildings.Continue reading
Why do funders like mergers?
Funders and philanthropists often complain about how hard it is to make grants or gift because (they say) there are too many similar organisations doing overlapping work.
If only more of them would get together. After all, an organisation (to them) is only a channel…Continue reading