I want to respond to the issues exposed by COVID-19, and see philanthropy as a strategic asset. I also wish to make an immediate donation to community charities. What is the best way for me to do this?

COVID-19 is an unfolding humanitarian crisis that will continue to impact countries worldwide exposing issues of inequality and sustainability. For those in the position of responding there are many ways of doing so.

These include setting up your own charitable foundations, making effective donations to established charities, working with businesses servicing local communities, or, for the more entrepreneurial clients, looking at philanthropy projects and sustainable investments. Below lists some ideas you may want to consider.

For those requiring more information about running and managing a charity during these challenging times, from furloughing, to governance, to returning to work, property, event staging, and all other business aspects, please see our practical steps for charities and not-for-profits guide below.


How have philanthropists responded to COVID-19 impact? What trends have we started to see?

Philanthropists have responded quickly since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19: Charity Update

COVID-19 has placed charities and not-for-profits under financial pressure, yet their role is more important than ever.

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Setting up a charitable foundation and sustainable investment

Heather Maizels and Sarah Rowley discuss aspects of philanthropy, including setting up a charitable foundation and sustainable investments

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Can I get a witness? Challenges for charities in the age of video witnessing

Following the recent move to allow video witnessing for Wills, as a legacy professional manager, how would this impact me?

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