Institute of Fundraising welcomes three new Fellows

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5 July 2017

Michael Clark, Rev. Patricia Rogers and Caroline Siddall have been welcomed as new Fellows of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) this week at the 2017 Fundraising Convention.

IoF Fellows are recognised for their contribution to fundraising above and beyond their day job. In particular, becoming a Fellow acknowledges the commitment of those who give their time to the Institute in development of the profession of fundraising. As individuals, Fellows offer advice, guidance and support to trustees, staff and IoF members acting as leaders within the fundraising community.

Amanda Bringans, Chair of the IoF, said:

I am delighted that we are recognising three outstanding fundraisers, who always give 110% - both to fundraising and to the IoF - as new Fellows of the Institute. They have demonstrated immense commitment to so many good causes and are invaluable to the fundraising community."

Richard Radcliffe, Fellow of the IoF and Chair of Fellows, said:

Becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising is a badge of recognition, that what you have contributed to the fundraising community has had an impact on both the Institute and the fundraising community as a whole. I congratulate our new fellows and I am sure that their experience and wisdom will be welcome.”

About the Institute of Fundraising’s new Fellows:

Michael Clark

Throughout his fundraising career, Michael has proactively found ways to make a positive contribution to fundraising excellence and the Institute’s objectives. Michael has served as a (voluntary) member of the Remember a Charity campaign Council and more recently, he has been elected to serve on the Campaign’s Executive.

Michael’s support for Remember a Charity’s campaign objectives include supportive challenge on tactical and strategic matters, sharing best practice and case studies to engage campaign membership and the wider sector with the campaign’s plans. In performing this role, Michael is not only an effective ambassador for the Remember a Charity campaign, but an advocate of legacy fundraising and fundraising excellence more widely.

Michael has also shown his leadership and commitment to excellence in fundraising by serving as an IoF ‘Best You Can Be’ Campaign Ambassador. This is a role Michael was proud to fulfil; the IoF and its values are very important to Michael in his professional development and personal commitment to the fundraising profession.

Rev. Patricia Rogers

Patricia consistently supports the Institute, encouraging colleagues to join and to use the training and professional services the Institute offers. She has given many hours of her time to the IoF through her involvement in Special Interest Groups, notably FICO. 

Patricia has worked consistently and assiduously to advance fundraising as a profession, and as a skill and responsibility. In all her senior posts she gives regular training sessions to colleagues, and she also uses the skills and knowledge of colleagues to develop the skills of other members of the team

She always contributes much more than the demands and expectations of her particular post. She is also generous with her time and professional knowledge, She has freely given advice and support to many organisations, helping their volunteers understand the demands of fundraising, and guiding then to a much more professional, and thereby, successful, attitude and practice.


Caroline Siddall

Caroline began her career in fundraising whilst working in a hospital. Today she is Commercial Director for Nightingale Hospice. Over the last 10 years as Director of Fundraising at the charity she has made a significant contribution to the organisation and transformed its fundraising activity. Caroline has transformed the charity’s trading activities including a horse bedding business to help generate unrestricted income for the charity. She is always looking for the next opportunity to do things differently and grow the income for the charity.

She always expects the highest standards from her teams because she expects nothing less from herself. She supports her team in their learning and many go on to leadership roles in other charities.

Bringing together fundraising professionals to support and grow the sector is an essential part of the role of IoF and it’s regional groups. Caroline has always been committed to this and as Chair helps to grow this group and engage the next generation of fundraising leaders.

Caroline is passionate about fundraising and is an amazing advocate for the profession. She came into fundraising long before it was considered a profession and there was training available for you to learn your trade. She has learned through doing and will be the first to say she hasn’t always got it right but is happy to share her experience good and bad with others so they can learn. 


Notes to editors: 

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have over 575 organisational members who raise more than £9 billion in income for good causes every year, and over 6,000 individual members.