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December 4, 2023 21 mins

“You have got to get engaged where you're passionate.”

Peter Winneke Top Five Tips For Using Philanthropy To Build Life Purpose & Legacy

 1.          Pause and think about your legacy

 2.          Think about what upsets you about your community or the world

 3.          Develop a structured approach to your giving

 4.          Get the family engaged

 5.          Best practice giving



 01:13   The importance of your legacy

05:09   Focusing on what you are passionate about

14:01   Bringing the family along for the ride

20:01   Figuring out your purpose


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Peter Winneke bio

Peter Winneke, author of Give While You Live, a practical guide to more & better giving in Australia, is a generosity and life legacy advisor with more than 20 years' experience in strategic, impactful giving - establishing more than 100 philanthropic family foundations and assisting many of these families develop a strategic giving program. 

Give While You Live shines a light on how much is enough, how much to leave the kids, best practice giving and how it will enhance your purpose and legacy. Peter also provides a constructive critique of the philanthropic sector and Australia's giving culture, providing a guide to how we can significantly improve practices within the sector. The ultimate outcome of the book is to achieve more and better giving.  As well as being the inaugural CEO of Australia's largest grant making family foundation, Peter has served Australia's philanthropy sector with The Myer Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund, The Catherine Freeman Foundation, Philanthropy Australia, and the Reichstein Foundation. 
Prior to his two decades in the philanthropic sector, Peter spent 16 years' experience in the corporate world specialising in insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions. Many years of overseas travel to low-middle income countries during this time developed his passion for philanthropy's ability to address injustice and create social change. 

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