Dame Stephanie Shirley: Lessons from Philanthropy

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By Dame Stephanie Shirley, philanthropist and entrepreneur 4 July 2022

For 20 years NPC has been helping philanthropists and charities to maximise social impact in the lives of the people they serve. To mark our 20th birthday, we’ve been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact? In this interview, Dame Stephanie Shirley and Angela Kail discuss what she’s learnt from a life in philanthropy. Opinions are the interviewee’s own. Dame Stephanie Shirley’s books, Let It Go, and So To Speak, can be ordered via www.steveshirley.com. Every penny she receives goes to Autistica.

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For more on Dame Stephanie Shirley’s philanthropy, visit www.steveshirley.com/philanthropy.


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