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NPT UK creates and curates online resources to educate the public about the evolution and importance of philanthropy.

Philanthropy 101 is intended to connect all types of donors with resources that can enhance their giving. Our blog, Giving Perspectives, offers observations from our leadership on the latest trends in giving. We also highlight other organisations that are providing valuable data and insights about philanthropy.

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Featured Reading

Guide to Giving: The Five Stages of Giving

What kind of philanthropist would you like to be? This article will help you on your journey to identifying and achieving your philanthropic ambitions.



  • “The Business of Giving: The Theory & Practice of Philanthropy, Grantmaking & Social Investment” by Peter Grant
  • “Richer Lives: Why Rich People Give” by Beth Breeze and Theresa Lloyd
  • “It Ain’t What You Give It’s The Way That You Give It” by Caroline Fiennes
  • “Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy” by Peter Frumkin
  • “Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy” by Paul Brest and Hal Harvey
  • “Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World” by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green

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Philanthropy Websites

Alliance Magazine

A digest of philanthropy and social investment worldwide.


Chronicle of Philanthropy

Articles, data and other resources on philanthropy and fundraising.


The Funding Network

An open network linking potential donors to charitable cases and social entrepreneurs through live crowdfunding.


Third Sector

A nonprofit firm that collaborates with government, funders and providers to address social needs through Pay For Success and SIF.


European Foundation Centre

A philanthropic platform working to strengthen the sector and make the case for institutional philanthropy as a means of effecting change.


European Venture Philanthropy Association

A community of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe.


Stanford Social Innovation Review

A resources on a wide range of topics, including nonprofit management, philanthropy, corporate citizenship, and social change.


UK Charity Commission for England and Wales

The non-ministerial government department that regulates registered charities in England and Wales and maintains the Central Register of Charities.