Helping established philanthropists develop their giving strategy

The Giving Department has been privileged to work with three generations at this well-established family trust. Our advice and support has helped the Trustees to refine the Trust’s approach in order to increase impact in the areas that they feel are most in need of their support.

The Trust seeks to develop deep and long-term relationships with its charity partners. We work hard with each partner to ensure that the relationship develops proactively and opportunities for enhancing the impact of the partnership are optimised.

When opportunities for supporting new partners arise, we have helped the Trustees to find the right charities and the best approach, undertaking due diligence, grant management and providing support throughout the vital initial stages. 

Alongside existing resource, we are happy to provide administrative support to the central Trust, but also to help Trustees realise their individual philanthropic ambitions.

The Giving Department has been invaluable in helping us to redefine how we best support charities and in enabling us to continue to deliver increasingly impactful philanthropy.

- Trustee

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Steve Wickham

Director

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.       

steve@thegivingdepartment.com
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