Charities, philanthropists, companies, governments invited to join innovative global movement to
give 'philanthropists a voice'
NEW YORK AND LONDON, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Dame Stephanie Shirley, the
British Government's Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy, today
launched AmbassadorsForPhilanthropy.com, a global movement which brings together charities, companies,
philanthropists and governments for a worldwide effort "to unleash
global giving's potential".
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Dame Stephanie is a leading philanthropist who has donated millions from
her self-made software business. She and her team are devoted to
transforming the potential of philanthropy into a dynamic reality by
'giving philanthropists a voice'.
Around the world, nations are seizing on the AmbassadorsforPhilanthropy.com concept to appoint their own emissaries for giving, while good causes
and enterprises, such as Save China's Tigers, The Diana, Princess of
Wales Memorial Fund, Autism Speaks, Value Works, Project Unity, Merlin,
New Orleans City Park and many others, are joining this global platform
to modernize giving.
A key part of the new movement is to give today's philanthropists a
voice: into governments, the media and the causes they support.
Organizations join AmbassadorsForPhilanthropy.com, creating microsites upon which to create and broadcast videos of their
AmbassadorsforPhilanthropy.com is joined in this effort by a new digital publication, Giving Magazine - the philanthropist voice worldwide - distributed to more than 1 million philanthropists.
Dame Stephanie said: "Philanthropy is an incredible force for good,
driven by talented people with deep knowledge of the issues to address
"There are almost no limits to what philanthropy could achieve if
released from the shackles of red tape, bureaucratic tax policies and
out-of-date laws that in country after county are holding it back from
fulfilling its global potential.
"With so much unmet need, there is an urgency to find new resources,
give philanthropists a voice, and embolden this giving movement, from
our grassroots members to our government leaders.
"With so much at stake, causes and companies across the world are being
urged to join the movement, engaging with a network of existing and
potential philanthropists whose wealth and expertise reflects their
present and future leadership roles.
"Together, their powerful messages will influence a global audience to
both transform the environment for giving and inspire individuals to
new philanthropic heights.
"All of us, every one of us, can be an ambassador for philanthropy."
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