Today marks 103 years since the death of Andrew Carnegie, the famous philanthropist. To mark the occasion, we asked Julie Wynne, Chair of the STEP Philanthropy Advisors Special Interest Group, to write a blog on one of today’s hot topics: corporate philanthropy – and how companies can create a purpose-driven workplace that truly gives back to society.… Read More Corporate philanthropy and the purpose-driven workplace
On 13 May 2020 the STEP Philanthropy Special Interest Group (SIG) in partnership with Philanthropy Impact hosted the first of its 2020 Philanthropy Programme series of events with a webinar entitled ‘Core Components of a Professional Philanthropy Advisory Practice’. The event attracted a number of delegates from 18 different jurisdictions, and discussed a range of… Read More The COVID-19 crisis prompts a rash of philanthropic giving
It was an absolute pleasure to be back in Toronto, Canada for the 21st National Conference, the STEP Canada Board meeting and AGM. I had visited in February, early in my tenure, given the importance of the region to STEP overall and to learn more about how we operate in different parts of the world.… Read More A welcome return to STEP Canada to attend the 21st National Conference
The UK government has recently formed the Independent Commission on Dormant Assets which is investigating a revised scheme in order to identify new pools of dormant or unclaimed assets. The existing scheme was formed in 2008, after the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008 was passed, which deems bank and building society accounts… Read More What’s happening to dormant assets?