Dame Stephanie Shirley outlines her plans to boost UK Philanthropy

first_img Howard Lake | 16 August 2010 | News Dame Stephanie Shirley outlines her plans to boost UK PhilanthropySpeaking 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”A full length video version of this interview between two of the UK’s leading governance experts is available exclusively athttp://www.knowhownonprofit.org/funding/multimedia/dame-steve-shirley-on-uk-philanthropy/For more information contact Damien Clarkson on 0207 040 5178 or by email on [email protected] to Editors:About KnowHow NonProfit:KnowHow NonProfit has been created to improve the efficiency of non profit organisations by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working in the non-profit sector – especially those that are new to training or come from ‘hard-to-reach’ groups. You can find expert knowledge materials on all aspects of working in a non-profit organisation. The training available is wide ranging, online and free to access you will find help on anything from fundraising to managing your organisations volunteers.KnowHow NonProfit is part of the Cass Business School Centre for Charity Effectiveness and is currently funded by a Big Lottery Fund Grant to the City Centre for Charity Effectiveness Trust Limited. Tagged with: Dame Stephanie Shirley Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving KnowHow NonProfit Major gift Advertisement  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dame Stephanie Shirley outlines her plans to boost UK Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Penguins a true test of Bruins depth

first_imgBOSTON—Depth was a key ingredient for the Boston Bruins in winning the Stanley Cup in 2011, and it’s a strength on this Bruins team as well. But we’ll find out in the Eastern Conference finals whether it’s a blueprint that will deliver another chance at a championship.Unlike vanquished foes Toronto and New York, top-seeded Pittsburgh can match the Bruins’ depth. The Penguins won all three games against the Bruins in the regular season, all by a single goal.“No doubt they’re a great hockey club. In my mind, they’re almost like the Miami Heat of the NHL with all the star power they got,” Bruins forward Milan Lucic said. “Probably the two best players in the world and a 40-goal scorer and the former 50-goal scorer, a future Hall of Famer and a Norris Trophy candidate on their team.“So, they definitely have a lot of weapons and in saying all that, I think what makes them successful is they play real well as a team and I think that’s what you’re going to probably see going into this next series, is two well-rounded teams going at it and for us we’ve got to be ready and excited for the challenge.”For each team, scoring production has been spread throughout their lines.The Bruins’ top line of Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton has combined for 39 points in 12 games. Krejci has five goals and 12 assists for 17 points, which leads all players in the Stanley Cup playoffs. PENQUINS GET READY FOR EASTERM CONFERENCE FINALS (AP PHOTO)last_img read more