23 March 2023

Following the recent publication of our philanthropy guide, "Turning good into great: Insights into effective philanthropy”, this recorded webinar explores in greater detail the key issues philanthropists ought to consider to make their giving as successful as possible.

The speakers are Amy Blackwell of Acorn Capital Advisers and our Head of Philanthropy, Catherine de Maid.

Bringing their experience and guidance to the fore, Catherine and Amy discuss the challenges families face in building an effective philanthropy strategy and measuring the impact they make, and explore how donors can be more impactful.

This webinar was recorded on 17 March 2023.

About the speakers

Catherine de Maid leads the Burges Salmon Philanthropy team and is a partner in the firm’s Private Client team. She specialises in international tax, trusts and estate planning, advising high net worth individuals, philanthropists, charitable foundations, operational charities and financial institutions. In her personal capacity, Catherine was previously a director of the UK branch of a global international charity focused on access to surgical care, and she has acted as trustee of a number of international grant making charities.

Amy Blackwell is a Philanthropy, Impact Strategy and multi-generational wealth expert at Acorn Capital Advisers. She works with families to design philanthropic strategies and incorporate impact investing in their portfolios. Amy sits on the Advisory Board of Open Briefing and is a member of the Development Board for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a member of the LSE Civic Ecosystem Initiative. 

Key contact


Catherine de Maid Partner

  • International tax and trusts
  • Head of Philanthropy
  • Succession Planning and Wills

Turning good into great: Insights into effective philanthropy