News & Insight

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund is dead; long live the National Lottery Heritage Fund 

    Liz Purchase, Senior Consultant, Arts & Heritage at Philanthropy Company, shares insight into the rebirth and future plans of the […]

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  • Where are all the major gifts fundraisers?

    Annalise Pask, Head of Client Development at Philanthropy Company, shares insight into the recruitment woes of the sector   If […]

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  • Using digital to bring your supporters closer

      Francesca Hewitt shares her thoughts and tips on harnessing the power of digital from this year’s Cultural Sector Network […]

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  • Improve your results in 2019 with a Quick Fundraising Health Check

      Do you know where you are with your fundraising? Do you know your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses? What improvements […]

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  • Are charities buckling under the weight of complex grant making procedures?

      Daily life for the voluntary sector is increasingly uncertain and complex. Volatility and instability, particularly for smaller charities has […]

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  • Philanthropy Company appoints Senior Fundraiser to team

    We are very lucky in the UK to have a number of generous Trusts and Foundations supporting a wide range […]

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  • Being mean makes you miserable. Just look at Scrooge

    It’s mid-December. We’re coming to the end of the calendar year of 2018, and many of us will soon be […]

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  • Prospect research: a force for the future

    Rebecca Williams, Research and Insight Executive at Philanthropy Company, shares insight on the future of prospect research  Is it time for prospect […]

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  • Endowment funds – why to start one, and how

    Francesca Hewitt shares her top tips on how to decide if endowment fundraising is right for you, and what to […]

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  • What difference does £10 make anyway?

    Here’s a clue. It’s not about the £10.

    £10 is a vote of support. It says, ‘I believe in you’. It says, ‘Keep it up’. It says, ‘You’re doing great’.

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  • Welcome Rebecca Williams!

    We’re delighted to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our Philanthropy Company team. Rebecca Williams recently joined […]

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  • How to unleash the power of data for fundraising success

      Tamsin Haigh, Head of Insight at Philanthropy Company, shares advice on how to harness the potential of your donations […]

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  • Welcome Carlos Carasco!

    Carlos joined the Philanthropy Company team in September. After a month of working with us, he’s become an integral member […]

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  • Fundraiser motivation: how to keep the spark alive for you and your team

      It can be difficult to ask people to donate to a cause you are not passionate about. Harder still […]

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  • What a team!

    Work life balance; balancing work with home or just Philanthropy Company life? Between those of us pictured here we have […]

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  • A different voice for mental health

    We had the great honour this week to be invited by our client, Deafinitely Theatre, to watch their latest production, 4.48 […]

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  • Fundraising growth falters at UK universities – Is it a dip or a decline?

    Our Perspective on The Ross-Case Survey 2018 The Ross-CASE Survey of Charitable Giving to Universities 2018 is a review of the fundraising […]

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  • Philanthropy Company grows Director Team

    We are delighted to announce that Francesca Hewitt is joining our Director team from September 2018. Francesca is currently Head […]

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  • Philanthropy Company grows Arts and Culture team

    This month Leo Crane joins the Philanthropy Company as a Senior Associate. Making the announcement today Caroline Underwood, CEO of the Philanthropy Company said

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  • Giving Tuesday

    Just a few days after the huge global spending spree of Black Friday, it is encouraging to see the steady rise of another, more magnanimous reason to put our hands in our pockets at the end of every November: Giving Tuesday.

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  • Philanthropy Company grows University team

    In January 2018, Kate Foley, currently Associate Director at the University of Exeter’s Global Advancement directorate, will join the Philanthropy […]

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  • Making ‘The Ask’ of Young Donors

    Terry has 7 years’ experience in US educational fundraising where he focused on reunion, capital, and planned giving strategy for […]

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  • “If the State Provides Less, Who Will Provide More?”

    “If the State Provides Less, Who Will Provide More?” was a panel discussion hosted by Philanthropy Company and Marshall Institute […]

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  • Influential fundraiser is recognised by HM The Queen

    This month our CEO, Caroline Underwood, was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for services to charity. The […]

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  • Supporting growth of Middle Gifts as a Platform for Major Donor Giving

    We are delighted that on Monday 3rd July our Associate, Nicky Bishop, will be presenting at the IOF Fundraising Convention […]

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  • Congratulations to Caroline Underwood OBE

    Many congratulations to our CEO Caroline Underwood on being awarded an OBE for charitable services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours […]

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  • School Fundraising—Find us at the IDPE Annual Conference

    Yvonne and John are attending the 2017 IDPE conference for school fundraising at Whittlebury Hall today and tomorrow—head to stand […]

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  • Don’t Shout the Loudest, Give Them An Experience They Want to Shout About

    Optimistic commentators will often hail the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 as an example of what is possible with digital […]

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  • Bringing in the Younger Generation: 9 Practical Tips for Millennial Fundraising

    Waking up and checking social media is something that is ingrained in me. For better or worse, I receive most […]

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  • Charities and Data Protection: Five Key Questions Answered at the ICO Conference

    A few hours ago the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference came to a close. The conference was organised by the […]

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  • £2.1 billion in corporate donations? Show me the impact.

    According to the most recent Charities Aid Foundation report on corporate giving, FTSE 100 companies [1] donated an average of 1.9% […]

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  • The Trump Effect – how to convert impulse donations into regular donors

    As we experience a time of intense political change across the world, in an era of increased media coverage and […]

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  • Caroline Underwood on the Importance of Leadership

    Time and time again we see the critical role that leaders and trustees have on their charity’s major gift fundraising success.

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  • Philanthropy Company grows Arts Team

    In recent months, like all of us involved in philanthropy and fundraising we have been watching the impact of Brexit […]

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  • Post-Brexit: Eight Ways Charities can Help Heal the Divisions in Society

    Yesterday I joined an NPC event at Deloitte’s on the subject of “Can charities heal the divisions in society?” with […]

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  • Stoll Centenary Gala Dinner

    Last night we were privileged enough to attend the Stoll Centenary Year Gala Dinner at the Savoy Hotel. It was […]

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  • How anyone can make a difference

    While we often discuss which qualities are essential in a professional fundraiser, it’s important to keep in mind that anyone […]

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  • Trustees and Fundraising – A Practical Guide

    The IoF recently released a practical guide for trustees on their role in ensuring fundraising is being carried out responsibly […]

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  • Our new office

    It feels like just yesterday that we moved to Marylebone, but we have quickly outgrown the space and have now […]

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  • Christian Aid Team Away Day

    This week, Caroline and John joined Christian Aid for the afternoon of their team away day, hosted in the beautiful […]

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