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Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis is Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising. His role involves responsibility for the overall leadership and management of the IoF, making sure the Institute delivers against the organisational objectives set by our members in the most effective way possible.

Peter Lewis’ previous roles include Chief Executive of London Voluntary Service Council; he has worked for Crisis, acted as CEO of the London Cycling Campaign and held a senior role at the Greater London Authority.

Twitter: @piterk68

Civil Society Futures report cover

A future civil society must be grounded on mission

Peter Lewis | 23 November 2018

As Civil Society Futures, the independent inquiry led by Julia Unwin, publishes its final report this week, Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, says that the sector needs to take this opportunity to look at where it has come from, and where it wants to be.

Peter Lewis, Chief Executive, IoF

Our Manifesto for Change to build an inclusive profession

Peter Lewis | 19 November 2018

A reflection from Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, on why supporting the fundraising community to become more equal, diverse and inclusive is one of the biggest challenges for the whole charity sector.

Parliament and Big Ben

More, better, together – a strategic review of giving in London

Peter Lewis | 3 September 2018

Those of you who know me well will know that as well as being passionate about social causes, I’m also a bit of a Londonphile: having lived here for many years, worked in the City and for the Mayor, and having led two London-wide charities.

Engagement, dialogue, and audacity: What we need from the new civil society strategy

Engagement, dialogue, and audacity: What we need from the new civil society strategy

Peter Lewis | 15 May 2018

When the consultation was announced on the government's new civil society strategy, there were some sceptical voices heard, especially when it had been specifically stated there was no new money attached.

'Hope is critical in your ability to change the world'

'Hope is critical in your ability to change the world'

Peter Lewis | 2 May 2018

I’ve just gotten back from a 10-day trip to New Orleans, partly pure fun and partly attending the international fundraising conference of IoF’s North American cousins, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPs).

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Committing to diversity – reflections as we embark on a journey

Peter Lewis | 5 February 2018

We took a big, and quite daunting, step for the Institute last week, setting up our new expert advisory panel on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Your passion prevailed: 2017 in review

Your passion prevailed: 2017 in review

Peter Lewis | 20 December 2017

This was always going to be a year to challenge us all, but 2017 delivered so much more. While both refocusing attention on donor engagement and complying with ever-changing regulation were a central focus, I’m proud to say the fundraising community has not lost sight of its passionate and innovative heart.

Remember a Charity

Why we should all celebrate Remember A Charity’s success

Peter Lewis | 1 November 2017

Last week Remember A Charity reached a huge milestone in the campaign’s history, as they welcomed their 200th member, Shine Charity.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Meeting the Minister

Peter Lewis | 17 October 2017

The General Election in June and the subsequent appointment of a new Minister for Civil Society can sometimes feel like a long time ago, so I was delighted last week to have the chance to meet with Tracey Crouch MP. Joined by a small team of civil servants, we met in a side room in Parliament to discuss all things fundraising.

Peter Lewis speech to IoF North West on leadership and fundraising on International Women's Day

Peter Lewis speech to IoF North West on leadership and fundraising on International Women's Day

Peter Lewis | 8 March 2017

Institute of Fundraising Chief Executive, Peter Lewis, speaks about fundraising leadership at the IoF North West's Annual Conference in Liverpool on 8th March.

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