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Allan McKinnon

Opinion Allan McKinnon 1 October 2022

The UK’s mini-budget is mixed news for philanthropy

Philanthropy is often seen as a private thing, separate from business interests, markets and fiscal policy, but of course, it is deeply intertwined. So, what does the Chancellor’s mini-budget mean for your charitable giving, and …

Opinion 1 Allan McKinnon 30 June 2022

Pride & prejudice: Is philanthropy failing the global LGBTQI+ community?

As Pride month draws to a close, one could be forgiven for thinking there was a plethora of philanthropic support for pro-LGBTQI+ organisations. The truth is sadly far different. Pro-LGBTQI+ organisations receive just 0.35 per …

Opinion Allan McKinnon 22 February 2020

Philanthropy: doing harm by doing good?

‘How do I know I’m doing the right thing?’ It’s something philanthropists ask, but few have time to research the answer. As someone who advises philanthropists on their charitable giving, I know it’s a question …