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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

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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What's next for the fundraising community in 2017?

Peter Lewis | 23 December 2016

IoF Chief Executive, Peter Lewis, takes a look at what 2017 may bring from a fundraising perspective.

Remember a Charity week 12-18th September #mywisdom

Getting behind Remember A Charity Week - pass on your wisdom

Peter Lewis | 9 September 2016

New figures this week show that more people than ever are choosing to leave a gift to charity in their will.

The time to reflect is over – now is the time to rebuild

The time to reflect is over – now is the time to rebuild

Peter Lewis | 25 January 2016

Today’s much awaited report from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee – which I have welcomed and consider to be very balanced - gives us all another chance to reflect on how our environment as fundraisers has changed over the last year.

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