Adam BryanAdam Bryan

Adam is Director of Partnerships at the Institute of Fundraising. Adam is responsible for developing support for the Institute and its strategic aims and goals through Organisational membership and corporate sponsorship packages.

Adrian SargeantAdrian Sargeant

Professor Sargeant is the Robert F Hartsook Professor of of Fundraising at Indiana University and Professor of Marketing and Fundraising at the University of Plymouth Business School. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Philanthropy at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and Avila University, Kansas City, United States. He gained an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in 1993 and a PhD from the University of Exeter in 1996. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities in the domains of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

Alan ClaytonAlan Clayton

Alan Clayton is the Chairman of Alan Clayton Associates.

Alan works in the inspiration and creative business, for charities, non-profits and NGOs globally. He is a force for rapid and dramatic change and growth, with people power at the front of his philosophy. After a career in national charities, he spent ten years running a full service agency, then formed Revolutionise in 2008. Alan has worked with over 320 clients around the world. He specialises in pitch-winning creative insight and strategy, donor insight, emotional communication and motivation.

Alan is also chairman of Karat Marketing, the telephone fundraising agency in Dunfermline, Scotland and managing partner of the Inch Hotel and Inspiration Centre, Loch Ness. He is a keen mountaineer and golfer and is a trustee of the Depression Alliance.

Alex McDowellAlex McDowell

Head of legacy and Tribute Fundraising, NSPCC and Chairman, Remember A Charity

Beth KanterBeth Kanter

Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. Beth is an internationally recognised trainer who has developed and implemented effective sector capacity building programs that help organisations integrate social media, network building, and relationship marketing best practices. Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory, and other instructional approaches. She has trained thousands of nonprofits around the world.

Beth UptonBeth Upton

Beth Upton is a successful high value fundraiser with a broad range of experience in capital and revenue fundraising for large and small organisations in health, social action, education, the arts and international development. She has raised multi-millions for the causes for which she has worked. In 2010 she founded Money Tree Fundraising, a high value giving agency that helps charities to set up, grow or maintain their high-value giving income through expert consultancy and hands-on freelance delivery.

Since 2014 Beth has been Chair of the Institute of Fundraising London Region, the largest IoF group with over 4,500 members and she sits on the Standards Committee of the Institute of Fundraising where she has been chairing one of the task groups looking to strengthen the Code of Fundraising Practice. Beth is on the Advisory Panel for Rogare, the fundraising think tank. When she can, Beth is a volunteer mentor for a number of small organisations through Small Charities Coalition.

Bruce TaitBruce Tait

Bruce Tait is Chief Executive of Bruce Tait Associates. A past Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland Bruce also runs Charity Careers Scotland - the new specialist online recruitment platform for charities operating in Scotland. Bruce is a Trustee of Developing World Health, Scottish Outdoor Education Centres, Falkirk Football Community Foundation and the Macrobert Art Centre.

Caroline GibbsCaroline Gibbs

Caroline Gibbs is Head of Planning at The Good Agency and has extensive experience, above the line, below the line, with charity and commercial brands.

Catherine MilesCatherine Miles

Catherine has been a professional Fundraiser for 17 years. After roles at CPRE and Mencap, she spent 6 years at Shelter as Head of Major Gifts and Deputy Director of Fundraising, leading on a major Appeal.

Catherine joined Anthony Nolan in 2009 as Fundraising Director. In the past year the team of 28 Fundraisers has grown gross income to £6.7m, and net income by over 50%, establishing a regular giving base and delivering the charity's largest ever corporate partnership and trust grant in the process.

Catherine's blog is at

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