Fiona Halton Philanthropy in action, Spear’s 500

When philanthropists give, says Halton, they need to give well. That’s why Philanthropy in Action’s ‘particular specialism’ is incubating new models for ‘the giving of time and the giving of money’. Philanthropy isn’t easy: ‘I think people get frustrated because very often they want to give, and they give money in a very generous, but […]

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How to run a global CSR campaign, HR Magazine

Philanthropy in Action CEO Fiona Halton shares her top tips on engaging all staff in CSR How do you engage all your employees in corporate social responsibility (CSR)? And how do you make that engagement meaningful for them, CSR departments and the business long term? Those are the questions Philanthropy in Action had to ask […]

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Engage with business volunteers, The Guardian

Set realistic expectations, never make promises you can’t keep and always express gratitude and acknowledge their work.   The chancellor’s autumn statement gave little hope to the many small charities struggling to cope with an increase in demand for their services during a difficult financial time. If there was ever a time to reach out […]

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Winners of Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2015, Spear’s Magazine

The Spear’s City Champion Award, for moral leadership in the City, went to Fiona Halton, co-founder of Red Nose Day, which has since raised over a billion pounds for charity. Fiona also founded the Great Investment Race, TimeBank, Pilotlight and Philanthropy in Action, and is a pioneer of giving skills to charity, not just money. […]

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Philanthropy in Action: Mission possible, Brummel Magazine

Fiona Halton believes there is philanthropic potential in all of us and that, by pooling our resources, we can effect positive change Fiona Halton’s mission is to turn Britain into a nation of philanthropists. Many would scoff at her audacity, but her track record shows she has never been one to duck a challenge. In […]

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Why keep the donors at the heart of the giving journey, Alliance Magazine

A good friend told me a story. She and her other two siblings had each been given a rather large sum in trust and were able to choose which charity to give it to.  The first and second siblings gave it to a cause they cared about and received a nice thank you letter and […]

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Combining L&D with CSR, HR Magazine

More staff than ever before are sharing their skills with charities in exchange for L&D opportunities, but how do you get it right? You’ve probably been asked many times to give money to charity but how many times have you been asked to give your skills, namely those you’ve built over many years? Corporate social […]

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Pilotlight reaches ten years connecting City folk and charities, Spear’s Magazine

Fiona Halton, the founder and CEO of Pilotlight, told Spear’s that the 820 people who have become Pilotlighters did so ‘because they want to give back but also because they want to learn’ There are no surprises in a new survey about why and how donors give to charity, but it does provide the moment […]

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Helping charities to tap into Olympic talent, The Guardian

Fiona Halton, the former Comic Relief director is using the Olympics to equip small charities with vital business knowhow.   Much has changed since Fiona Halton began working with small charities 26 years ago. First, grants increasingly gave way to contracts and, now, as local authorities grapple with swingeing cuts, these are harder to come […]

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