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.
Beth Upton, former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising's South East & London regional group, reflects on her time volunteering with the largest IoF Group, and what she learned over that time.