Our priorities are guided by committees made up of Individual, Organisational and Corporate Members.
The Standards Advisory Board, advises the Board and staff team on issues around best practice in fundraising; positions we need to take in relation to regulatory and legal matters as they relate to fundraising; and oversees our strategy for developing guidance and best practice resources to support and guide our members and the wider fundraising community.
Our Learning and Development Committee is responsible for guiding the development of our professional development programmes. It has taken the lead on developing our qualifications framework and our work on fundraising apprenticeships.
Our Finance and Resources Committee is responsible for overseeing all of our finances, risks and resources to ensure the short and long term viability of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and advises our Board of Trustees on those matters.
The Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for overseeing the application and selection processes for elected and co-opted Trustees and promoting and advising on nominations for our Lifetime Contribution Award and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. They are also responsible for recommending suitable recipients to our Board.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee supports us to deliver the our strategic objectives to make the profession, and us as a Chartered Institute, more equal, diverse and inclusive. It advises on the delivery and reviews progress of our Change Collective EDI strategy, and provides challenge and support to the Board and staff team.
We have committees to steer our work and support our members in the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Find out more about our work in the nations
Our regional groups support fundraisers across England, with training, networking and mentoring opportunities. As with the nations, our regional committees bring local expertise to our work as a Chartered Institute.
Find out more about our work in the regions
Our special interest groups bring passionate fundraisers together to network, share and learn from each other across a range of specialisms and communities.
Find out more about our special interest groups
Our Fundraising Convention Board, chaired by Laurie Boult (Director of Fundraising at Age UK) has a vital role in curating the programme content for Fundraising Convention.
The board is made up of 25 passionate fundraisers who bring with them a wealth of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds from across our fundraising community.
• James Barker - Associate Head - Digital Engagement, NSPCC
• Husne Begum - Development Manager, Birmingham Museums Trust
• Nikki Bell - Freelance Fundraising & Event Consultant, CharityNikki.com
• Laurie Boult - Fundraising Director, Age UK
• Serena Castiglione - Head of Development, Frontline Aids
• Martyn Colebrook - Senior Prospect Researcher, Scope
• Beth Crackles - Fundraising Consultant, Cracking Charity Support
• Matt Cull – Director, Matt Cull Consulting
• Tom Dixon - Head of Fundraising, Roald Dahl's Children's Charity
• Sarah Eite - Fundraising Consultant
• Craig Fordham - Director of Legacies, Macmillan Cancer Support
• James Gadsby-Peet - Director of Digital, William Joseph
• Marina Jones - Head of Trusts and Foundations, Royal Opera House
• Joy Jones - Senior Community Fundraising Manager, Diabetes UK
• Harpreet Kondel - Fundraising Specialist
• Roger Lawson - Roger Lawson Consulting
• Hannorah Lee - Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy, Age UK
• Jonathan Levy - Business Development and Fundraising Manager, Lottery Promotion Services
• Terence Lovell - Director of Engagement, Anthony Nolan
• Luke Mallet - Associate Director - Supporter Engagement, Clic Sargent
• Lesley Pinder - Head of Supporter Care, British Red Cross
• Nicky Read - Fundraising Consultant
• Matthew Sherrington – Director, Inspiring Action Consultancy
• Amy Sweeting - Head of Fundraising, Missing People
• Esther Wakeman – CEO, Leeds Cares
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