Development and Fundraising
The Development and Fundraising profession is pivotal to the future effectiveness of charities, to the competitiveness of education institutions, and to the vibrancy of our leading arts and cultural bodies.
Our work in this area includes Director-level appointments, but also the sort of mid-level roles that a lot of organisations find particularly challenging to recruit to. Although a substantial portion of our work at this level has been within the Major Gifts area, we have experience of posts focused on Corporates, Trusts and Foundations, Institutional Donors, Regular Giving, Direct Marketing, and Legacies. We also appreciate that many forward-looking organisations are increasingly embracing the concept of ‘Advancement’ - seeking to integrate fundraising into their wider external relations strategy and the thinking of all their senior leaders - and we are very supportive of this agenda.
Society doesn't just specialise in Development and Fundraising, and we believe that this is a key source of strength for us in terms of making effective fundraising appointments. Many organisations experience something of a revolving door in their philanthropy departments, frequently recruiting from and losing staff to the same familiar locations. Since our networks are broader and global, we are able to move beyond simply ‘the usual suspects’. We also frequently understand our clients in much more depth, due to working with them previously on appointments in other functional areas.
British Heart Foundation, Project Director in Fundraising
Polly Shute, Head of Marketing at Sit-Up Ltd, joins the British Heart Foundation as Projec...
British Science Association, Director of Development and Communications
Having worked closely with the British Science Association to recruit its new Director of...
Cats Protection, Director of Fundraising
Cats Protection has appointed Lewis Coghlin to take the lead on their fundraising activity...
City Lit, Executive Director of External Engagement
Phil Chamberlain from Youth Sport Trust will be joining City Lit in the New Year as their...
IIED, Head of Business Development
Society is delighted to have assisted the International Institute for Environment and Deve...
London Business School, Development Manager
London Business School has appointed Nicholas Spindler to join their vibrant Development t...
MiracleFeet, Director of Fundraising
MiracleFeet is a fast-growing, innovative international development charity based in Chape...
Prison Fellowship, Head of Fundraising
Society aided the Christian charity with the appointment of a Head of Fundraising, a criti...
Royal Holloway, University of London, Director of Development
Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Hawley as Director of Developme...
University College Cork, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Rob Donelson of Wilfrid Laurier University has been appointed as Executive Director of Dev...
University of Birmingham, Deputy Head of Development
The University of Birmingham has appointed Carol Gillanders, formerly of the NSPCC, as its...
World Heart Federation, Director of Partnerships
Douglas Campbell Rouse joins World Heart Federation to shape and roll-out a new partnershi...