How to leave a legacy or get involved in philanthropy

There are many ways to get involved. One Kind Act through its donors, supporters, charity partners and sponsor partners has seen multiple ways to give and make a difference. It’s volunteers invest their personal time.

Here are some examples of how to give:

  • Direct Charity Giving – individuals who have inherited funds for charitable causes or have set aside their own separate charity funds from their wealth, are inspired to:

    • Make regular monthly or annual donations

    • Donate at fund-raising events or appeals

    • Create their own fundraiser programme or event

    • Give one-off or a series of larger contributions for reasons of personal meaning or to meet certain goals and objectives

    • Give significant contributions to selected causes without the burden of costs and administration

    • Make gifts and legacy bequests by Will Writing

  • Business and Corporate Giving – increasingly companies and business leaders are thinking about how they can act with social responsibility. Many are inspired to:

  • Family Foundation Giving - Many individuals and families are in a position to set up their own foundation and can act as follows:

    • Trusts and foundations can play a vital role in funding the work of One Kind Act

    • Charitable trusts or foundations are often chosen by individuals or groups as a way to give a portion of their income or assets to charities, in a sustainable and measured way. Trusts and foundations can be registered charities and legal organisations, and funds may be donated regularly or on occasion

    • Some choose and are able to run their own foundation by making grants to charitable causes.

    • Alternatively, as running your own foundation requires dedicated people and operating costs, many foundations work in partnership with charities like One Kind Act, who facilitate the philanthropic activities of the foundation

  • Philanthropy - Philanthropists naturally embrace charitable giving but do so in a structured and targeted way (personally investing time & funds, via foundations, involvement in projects & causes, wanting impact outcomes, etc). Philanthropists often say they consider their giving to be a ‘social investment’ where a tangible ‘social return’ is expected. Philanthropic causes that get supported most include Education, Children & Young People and Humanitarian Relief – causes that One Kind Act support.