Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising 2024

Bruce Tait

Across his 35 years in the fundraising profession, Bruce Tait has been a leading figure in developing and championing best practice and ethics in fundraising, across the UK. During a period of significant regulatory restructure in Scotland, Bruce and his supporting committee were instrumental in the creation of the positive regulatory environment that charities fundraising in Scotland enjoy to this day.

Bruce has twice been voted Scottish Fundraiser of the Year, set up Scotland's leading fundraising consultancy and supports dozens of charities through his volunteering and pro-bono work. He has served on numerous working groups and panels, and as Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland. He led the volunteer committee that enabled the Chartered Institute to open an office in Scotland and appoint its first Scotland Manager.

The funds he has raised, charities he has led, training he has presented, support services he has developed and fundraisers he has encouraged are incredible contributions to the profession he loves and has helped shape.