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Jimmy JamesJimmy James

Jimmy James set up his independent Fundraising Consultancy in 1997. This was renamed Minerva Fundraising Consultancy in 2008 ( Over the last 17 years, he has carried out a number of successful assignments with high profile clients throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. These have included capital fundraising appeals, feasibility studies, start-up projects and strategic consultancies, as well as continuity fundraising over longer periods.

Jimmy has been a Member of the Institute of Fundraising since 1996. In 2011 he passed the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma in Fundraising and the same year was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute [FCMI].

Joan FisherJoan Fisher

Joan is Head of Individual Membership at the Institute of Fundraising, overseeing recruitment and retention, Member satisfaction, and ensuring IoF Members are kept up to date of new benefits

John BaguleyJohn Baguley

John is the CEO of Group IFC, which includes the various country IFCs, assisting the country directors to deliver the best possible service to their clients.

In his 35 years as fundraiser, director and consultant, John Baguley has taken charities of all sizes to new heights – and earned an international reputation for excellence in the process.

In 2013 and 2014 IFC was awarded Best Strategic Fundraising Consultancy by the Institute of Fundraising.

Karen FramptonKaren Frampton

Karen is Vice-Chair IoF East Midlands group

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Kath AbrahamsKath Abrahams

Trustee & Chair of the Learning & Development Committee

A Trustee of the Institute since April 2013, Kath is Director of Engagement & Fundraising at Diabetes UK. She joined Diabetes UK from Kings College London where she was Executive Director of Fundraising & Supporter Development.

She was previously Director of Engagement & Income Generation at Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now Breast Cancer Now) and held senior roles at NSPCC and ChildLine. Kath chairs the Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development committee. Before joining the charity sector, Kath was General Manager at London's Bloomsbury Theatre.

Ken BurnettKen Burnett

Ken Burnett is an author, lecturer and consultant on fundraising, marketing and communications for nonprofit organisations worldwide. After an early career in publishing Ken was UK director of ActionAid from 1977 to ’79 and director of fundraising and communications there from 1981 to ’83.

When not travelling on behalf of clients or giving seminars around the world Ken spends his time between Scotland (for Revolutionise), rural France and London.

Kirsty MarrinsKirsty Marrins

Kirsty has been working in Communications for the charity sector for the past seven years and has been responsible for social media, PR, managing websites, producing enewsletters and copywriting. She has presented at a number of conferences and is the co-founder of the Sole Communicators group with CharityComms, as well as a Trustee of the Small Charities Coalition.

Lianne Howard-DaceLianne Howard-Dace

Lianne is Community and Events Fundraising Manager at RLSB and is passionate about volunteer fundraising and the part it can play in the donor relationship. She was previously Community Fundraiser at Depaul UK and at St Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester before that.

Lianne has recently completed the MSc Management in Civil Society programme at London South Bank University; she loves connecting with other fundraising enthusiasts, both online and off.

Liz TaitLiz Tait

Liz is Director of Fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and proud owner of a Battersea cat.

Liz has been a professional fundraiser for fifteen years, and since September 2010, Liz has been leading a new fundraising strategy and team at Battersea. In just three years they increased non-legacy fundraising income sixfold; winning Fundraiser Team of the Year from the Charity Times in 2012 and Third Sector in 2013.

In her life before Battersea Liz was Head of Direct Marketing at the British Red Cross, and led transformational growth in the charity's direct marketing income, which grew from £27m in 2007 to £57m in 2010.

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