An award-winning partnership with a supermarket giant

The Giving Department helped the Nectar Analytics Team at Sainsbury's to develop a high impact mechanism for sharing their skills with charities.

The result – Data Philanthropy – has seen over 400 volunteers support over 100 charities to date, through a series of hackathon events, skills sharing workshops and ongoing mentoring. By sharing the power of the data analytics skills and experience held within the team, the programme has generated insights and evidence that have enabled charities to raise millions of pounds and adapt their models to ensure they maximise their impact.

Data Philanthropy has received numerous awards for its impact including; a Guardian Sustainable Business Award, a Lord Mayors Dragon Award, an Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion Award and an award at the International CSR Awards.

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Steve Wickham


Steve has spent over 20 years in the charity sector. As a successful fundraiser Steve worked for a number of charities in senior roles most latterly as Head of Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust. This experience has given Steve a deep understanding of how companies and private funders can best support charities, how effective relationships can be developed, where value can be delivered and how the right support can deliver genuine and long-lasting change. Steve founded The Giving Department in 2010 with the clear vision of providing expert independent resource to help companies and philanthropists deliver real social impact and achieve their greatest charitable ambitions. Over the subsequent years Steve has developed the business, working with an increasingly wide portfolio of clients from FTSE100 companies to corporate foundations and private HNW philanthropists. Passionate about the sector, Steve is often called to speak on charitable issues and on occasions provides bespoke mentoring to help individuals build capability and impact.
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