Dame Stephanie Shirley outlines her plans to boost UK Philanthropy
Speaking to KnowHow NonProfit’s governance expert Ruth Lesirge, UK Ambassador for Philanthropy Dame “Steve” Shirley outlined her plans to boost philanthropy in the UK and discussed how charities should effectively engage major donors in giving.
Dame “Steve” Shirley emphasized the need to make philanthropy easy and explained how in her role as UK Ambassador for Philanthropy she’s is co-ordinating the major UK retail banks to provide a range of philanthropy products. “If we can do this with some of the banks, I think this will really [lift] philanthropy in this country,” said Shirley.
Touching on how charities should manage their relationships with donors Shirley highlighted the power of the web as a tool to demonstrate the impact of donors’ money. Penitently when discussing major donor relationship’s Shirley said: “Philanthropist’s expect a phonecall, a visit, a letter, from who? The Chief Executive, not from the fundraiser”
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