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November 29, 2016

The amount given in philanthropic efforts in the United Kingdom, United States and Middle East has rocketed from $17 billion to $56 billion a year, a new report says.

The amount given in philanthropic efforts in the United Kingdom, United States and Middle East has rocketed from $17 billion to $56 billion a year, a new report says.

The fourth international edition of the Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report, released this week, also found 85% of the value of the 2,197 donations in January to December 2015 were given by individuals and the rest by corporations or foundations.

September 28, 2016

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigantakes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigan takes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard.

September 27, 2016

A leading British financier and philanthropist is encouraging more family businesses to make social impact investments following the launch of his latest initiative with a social purpose.

A leading British financier and philanthropist is encouraging more family businesses to make social impact investments following the launch of his latest initiative with a social purpose.

Lord Fink, the former chief executive and deputy chairman of the hedge fund Man Group and former Conservative party treasurer, joined forces with David Johnstone, founder of the Free Holdings group, to set-up ChariTable Bookings to support fundraising activities worldwide.

September 20, 2016

Affluent families are good at structuring their decision-making around investments, but could more formal processes around philanthropy also be helpful in building family unity? Daniel Bardsley reports

Affluent families are good at structuring their decision-making around investments, but could more formal processes around philanthropy also be helpful in building family unity? Daniel Bardsley reports

It is two decades since the late Canadian business icon Paul Desmarais stepped down from running the Power Corporation of Canada and passed day-to-day control to his two sons.

June 10, 2016

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Research by Moore Stephens revealed just 50% of family offices assess the effectiveness of their charitable contributions. While a significant 86% said measuring impact as important, only half have the metrics in place to find out.

March 31, 2016

Percy Barnevik made his name heading up one of the largest family-controlled businesses in Europe, but in his retirement it is microenterprises where he has focused his attention. Jessica Tasman-Jones caught up with the former executive to find out how his foundation, Hand in Hand International, is addressing poverty one job at a time

The solution to a great deal of the world’s problems is jobs, argues Percy Barnevik. “In Egypt 75% of the students don’t get a job. The young men sit in the cafés in Cairo, unhappy, angry, they can’t support themselves, let alone a small family.” This breeds anger and they become prey for the Muslim Brotherhood and all types of violent organisations, says the former business executive. “The problem is not Islam, not the Bible, the problem is not religion. The problem is poverty and hopelessness.”

December 17, 2015

For all the attention climate receives, another environmental crisis – the sixth great extinction – receives relatively less airtime. Jessica Tasman-Jones met with philanthropists seeking to protect and restore the balance of nature – from the Scottish Highlands to Patagonia

This article appeared in the Autumn issue of CampdenFO. Not long after the magazine went to print Doug Tompkins, whose foundation is mentioned in the text and whose wife, Kris, was interviewed for the article, died suddenly in a kayaking accident. Despite being a serial entrepreneur (he founded The North Face and co-founded Esprit), his philanthropy and commitment to conservation is one of the greatest legacies he leaves behind.

August 20, 2015

Santander’s most famous family is taking a hands-on approach to philanthropy in areas as diverse as bioinformatics to boys’ education. Fundación Botín’s director general tells Nicholas Moody about how a €900 million endowment is driving social change

Fundación Botín is not your usual endowment-spending foundation. What makes it different? a) Size - it holds slightly less than 1% of all shares in the Spanish banking empire, Santander; b) Investment strategy - it doesn’t have one, it only holds Santander shares; and c) Philosophy - it’s constantly innovating, despite the temptation for a 51-year-old foundation to follow the status quo.

May 7, 2015

With 15 million registered students, 12 million average monthly visitors to its website, 900,000 registered teachers and over 3 billion exercises completed, Khan Academy is a nonprofit organisation on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

With 15 million registered students, 12 million average monthly visitors to its website, 900,000 registered teachers and over 3 billion exercises completed, Khan Academy is a nonprofit organisation on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. As the founder and executive director of Khan Academy, Sal Khan has a legitimate claim to being a true modern revolutionary of education. CampdenFB spoke to Sal after his keynote address at IPI’s 2015 Winter Forum in San Francisco.

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