Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes


ACEVO is the Charity Leaders Network. As the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, we are the leading voice of the UK’s charity and social enterprise sector. We provide support and representation for members ranging from leaders of small community based organisations to those of the nation’s best known charity brands.
Charity Finance Group (CFG)
CFG is the charity that champions best practice in finance management in the charity and voluntary sector. Our vision and purpose is to inspire the development of a financially confident, dynamic and trustworthy sector. With this aim in sight, CFG delivers services to its charity members and the sector at large which enable those with financial responsibility to develop and adopt best practice.
Commutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC) is a group that promotes youth development in India.
European Foundation Centre
European Foundation Centre is an international association of foundations and corporate funders in Europe.
Fundraising Standards Board
The Fundraising Standards Board is an independent and voluntary scheme to raise fundraising standards in charities.
Institute of Fundraising
The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising.
PIMFA - The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association
The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) is the trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to help individuals and families plan for their financial life journeys.
PIMFA’s membership consists of two groups – full members who provide investment management and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies, and associate members who provide professional services to our member firms.
Through the newly created PIMFA, the collective experience of the WMA and APFA (see ‘Our History’ below) is leveraged into a stronger, united voice that lobbies for the combined membership, while unlocking many other benefits.
Our Mission
Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that our member firms can focus on delivering the best service to clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments.
What we Do
  • Represent the diverse range of firms in the investment and financial advice industry with a unified voice
  • Provide industry thought leadership, consolidating our extensive technical insights and expertise in research and policy work
  • Lead the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure an optimal operating environment for firms and clients, maintaining the UK’s position as a leading global centre of excellence
  • Through our advocacy work, we promote the industry as a key catalyst to develop a culture of savings and investment in the UK
  • Promote a greater understanding of the sector and its role as a beneficial force in transforming the way people save and invest for the future
  • Facilitate dialogue across industry stakeholders, while developing best-practice guidance
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Social Finance Group

Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond. Our unique 50 member team comprises individuals with substantial financial, consulting and social expertise who share a common passion for solving entrenched social problems.

Since we started in 2007, Social Finance has raised over £24 million of social investment and designed a series of programmes to tackle social challenges. These include support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 2,500 young people at risk of becoming NEET and 800 rough sleepers in London. We are also alleviating fuel poverty for over 2,300 families in Sunderland, enabling 15,000 families to access nursery places and free children’s services, and providing 7,500 affordable micro loans in Wales.

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The Impact Investment Network Ltd
IIN is a partnership of value-driven businesses working collectively to empower both public and private companies to grow in a sustainable and ethical way, bringing leading organisations together as part of a dynamic network of socially and environmentally driven, commercially-focused businesses from across the globe.
UK Community Foundations

UK Community Foundations is a registered charity that leads a movement of community foundations committed to positive social change in the UK through the development of “community philanthropy”.

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UK Community Foundations, 12 Angel Gate, 320-326 City Road, London EC1V 2PT

020 7713 9326
Voluntary Services Overseas
VSO's work revolves around six development goals, linked to the priorities of their partner agencies overseas, international development targets and their distinctive areas of expertise – for example, in education or working with grassroots groups.