News & Insight
23rd November 2022
Philanthropy Company Newsletter – Nov 2022
Green Philanthropy Event
We were very pleased to gather some friends and clients this month to focus on #GreenPhilanthropy at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. It was a privilege to be joined by the Principal of St Edmund Hall, Professor Baroness Kathy Willis CBE and David Page, Director at Philanthropy Company and former Tesco Communications Director to consider the challenges and importance of philanthropic support of environmental initiatives. Kathy shared what St Edmund Hall has been doing to reduce its environmental impact and how environmental challenges are integral to the College fundraising campaign which has been developed with the support of Philanthropy Company. David gave an overview of Tesco’s focus on food waste and its charity partnership with Fareshare and Olio followed by questions from the floor which in turn were followed by tea and cake! To join our mailing list for similar events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Philanthropy has been developed by Philanthropy Company to merge our commitment to environmental issues together with our fundraising expertise. We work to maximise the impact of our clients who have the environment at the heart of their purpose as well as those who are seeking funding in order to develop programmes for environmental benefit. The need for companies, organisations and individuals to minimise their environmental impact is stronger than ever. In many instances this requires philanthropic investment. We can help with feasibility studies, analysis, prospect research and implementation support.
Examples of our Green Philanthropy work include: Church of England | Alde & Ore Estuary Trust | Canoe Foundation
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We need a culture of giving and gratitude
Last month we spoke to John Nickson – friend of Philanthropy Company, expert adviser and fundraiser turned philanthropist and author – about the greatest challenges we are facing in philanthropy and why we need a culture of ‘giving and gratitude’. This means that charitable giving is proven to be good for both our mental and physical health as well as good for society. John highlights how philanthropists can act as catalysts through innovative and creative ways of giving, and he is doing so via Our Common Good, a venture philanthropy fund. Read more
Client case study – Spitalfields City Farm
Since August we have been working with Spitalfields City Farm to help to create a long term, sustainable fundraising strategy. Our team, Naomi Butters and Joanna Norden, visited the farm to hear more about the wonderful work they are doing with the local community.
Client case study – Green Man Trust
Green Man Trust has to be one of our funkiest clients. We were happy to provide advice and support to grow the social impact work that they have been orchestrating and funding at the Festival. In order to do this, they wanted to develop and diversify their income streams, creating more opportunities to fund their wide-reaching work. We supported the Green Man Trust through identifying areas of untapped potential within their current supporter base, conducting research into potential new funders and refining their messaging, including the writing of the Trust’s Case for Support. We have been delighted to work alongside Green Man Trust and look forward to seeing their fantastic work continue to grow in scale and impact.
This month, Gemma McPhail joined our team as Client Manager. Gemma brings over 17 years of experience in fundraising, communications, and stakeholder engagement to Philanthropy Company. She has worked for charities, social enterprise and in the higher education sector. Welcome to the team, Gemma!
We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Philanthropy Company’s new Finance and Admin Manager – Ali Snell. Ali brings over 16 years of experience managing the financial and operational needs of businesses and joins us with an extensive background in product development and an innovative and analytical approach to business operations. We welcome Ali to the talented Philanthropy Company team.
Meet Caroline Totterdill
Caroline is one of our senior consultants having worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, in both charities and higher education, specialising in high value fundraising from individuals, trusts and companies. She has led successful teams working across philanthropy and corporate partnerships at the British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. Caroline is currently supporting our client, Prevent Breast Cancer, as the Campaign Lead Consultant.
Get in touch
To discuss how we can help you with your fundraising needs, please get in touch: email@example.com