Emma joined Barclays in 2008 to develop and run the Philanthropy Service and has over 25 years experience in the field of philanthropy. The Service aims to engage, educate and support our private clients in their philanthropic journey. Emma had previously spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs where she was Executive Director of the Charitable Services Group for EMEA and Asia. Prior to that role she spent 10 years as Fundraiser and Marketing Manager for a major London charity. She is on the board of two charities – one in the UK and one in the USA.
Emma regularly writes a blog on different aspects of Philanthropy including how to be a Smart Giver and what books to read or podcasts to watch. This year she will write about the Next Generation as our Future Givers and other relevant topics.
It’s the time of year when many newspapers; magazines and book shops produce their ‘Summer Reading List’.
So how about adding some philanthropy books and pod casts to the collection?
Skill-based volunteerism is making a positive impact.
Have you ever thought about putting a personal skill to use for charity?
When I speak to our clients about philanthropy and charitable giving, some of them are still unsure what questions to ask the charity to which they wish to donate.
It’s fair to say that simply ‘writing a cheque’ and letting your chosen charitable organisation distribute your donation has become a somewhat outdated model.
As donors increasingly seek measures to evaluate the success and impact of their giving I wanted to draw your attention to Chapter 3 of our Giving Guide - Ensuring Success.
Many of us have a natural inclination to support charitable causes, often on impulse or via ad hoc donations. But for those planning on making either regular and/or significant contributions, it is likely that thinking through a more comprehensive strategy for your giving will be more rewarding – both for you and the beneficiary.
Following the introduction of our ‘Guide to Giving’ and the feedback I received, I promised to continue summarising each chapter and - hopefully - provide some useful insights. In this blog I will therefore focus on how to engage both your family and others into your philanthropic giving.
In this post I would like to focus on the final chapter of the Guide to Giving - Governance – a somewhat dry but increasingly important area when it comes to ensuring successful giving.
Every year we make New Year’s resolutions about almost everything – healthier eating, losing weight or to manage our finances more efficiently. But with articles about resolutions all over the media (I Google’d “New Year’s Resolutions” and got 35,600,000 results), I asked myself - isn’t there anything better to talk about?