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How important is philanthropy to charities?

11 November 2016

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On Tuesday 15 November, the Select Committee on Charities holds two evidence sessions. The first session looks at the role of donors in the charity sector, including their objectives, strategies and expectations. The focus of the second session is on digital innovation.


Tuesday 15 November in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 4.00pm

  • Dr Beth Breeze, Director, Centre for Philanthropy
  • Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Philip Lawford, Director, The Linbury Trust

At 5.00pm

  • Helen Milner OBE,Chief Executive, Tinder Foundation
  • Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Founder, Charity Checkout

Possible discussion

Likely questions to be covered in the first session include:

  • What is the role of philanthropy in the charity sector?
  • How do major donors, trusts and foundations approach charitable giving?
  • How can charities be assisted in securing support from major donors, trusts and foundations?

Likely questions to be covered in the second session include:

  • How does digital innovation help charities to function?
  • What risks are associated with innovation and how might these be managed?
  • What role should trustee boards have in supporting digital innovation?

Further information

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