Wolff D'orsay Business Ethics Csr Consulting Training Workshops Lectures Philanthropy

​​Most altruistic action stems from a yearning to ‘give back’, and many organisations contribute in accordance with their means. Yet corporate generosity often has vague or non-existent parameters and, as a result, fails to consider the best means of achieving substantive impact for all parties.

So what are some of the practical steps that can be taken to ensure that any philanthropic venture is as worthy in its effect as it is in its ambition? We believe that any methodology for giving should always aim to:

Donate in appropriate estimation
To an appropriate organisation
For the appropriate purpose, and
With the necessary (simple and efficient) checks


The only goals we have in mind concern effective outcomes for recipients and effective outcomes for donors. 
At Wolff+d’Orsay, we can help craft altruistic policy (as strategic plans for corporate social responsibility) to ensure this complementarity of outcomes. We can assess the effectiveness of new or pre-existing programs and advise on practical steps to eliminate misdirected effort or to focus existing work to meet your goals. We can help you gain a better understanding of the principles of ethical investment and how they can give you a competitive advantage. 

Today, global economic inequality is at alarming levels, and businesses are allocating resources with an eye to making a difference. Wolff+d’Orsay will help you apply the same vigour to your philanthropy that you apply to achieve commercial success.

Call us for a confidential discussion. We'll help you make a 
better difference.
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Staying abreast of research in global philanthropy (GiveWell - San Francisco)

To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.                                              - Aristotle
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Philanthropic Strategy