Steve lives and breathes philanthropy. As well as founding The Giving Department, he regularly lectures for institutions such as The Institute of Fundraising and CASS Business School and has been often quoted in the press.
Following a successful career as a financial journalist, Steve undertook a number of senior roles in the charity sector, latterly as Head of Fundraising for The Prince’s Trust.
Steve’s motivation for launching The Giving Department was to help organisations and private philanthropists achieve more through their community engagement and private giving.
He calls this ‘enlightened philanthropy’ – the idea that by building a clear strategy and working in genuine partnerships with innovative charities, both the donor and the charity can achieve much more.