IoF welcomes five new fellows

IoF welcomes five new fellows

2 July 2018

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has today announced five new Fellows who have given a significant voluntary contribution to fundraising.”

IoF Fellows are recognised for their contribution to fundraising, often going above and beyond their day job and supporting the fundraising community. In particular, becoming a Fellow acknowledges the commitment of those who give their time to the IoF helping to develop the profession, improve standards, and support colleagues. 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’m delighted to welcome five new Fellows to the Institute - outstanding fundraisers who have shown incredible commitment and leadership, both to fundraising and to the IoF. 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 new Fellows:

Paul Amadi

Paul has been a committed member of the IoF and is a leader in the fundraising profession. He has recently left his role as executive director of fundraising and engagement at the MS Society to join the British Red Cross as chief supporter officer and has previously made significant contributions to the fundraising activity at NSPCC and Diabetes UK.

Paul is described as a star of his fundraising generation and works hard in supporting those in the sector to make the profession more inclusive. He is a former chair and one of the founders of the IoF’s Special Interest Group, Black Fundraisers UK. Today, Paul continues his support of the IoF as a member of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel and is a regular speaker at IoF Conferences.

Lucy Caldicott

Lucy began her fundraising career at the Prince’s Trust and today she is Chief Executive of UpRising. Over her 20 year career in the profession, she has always been a passionate supporter of and advocate for excellent fundraising

She has taken an active role in supporting the next generation of fundraisers and encouraging them to develop and excel. Lucy has acted as a personal mentor for fundraisers and she also founded the Fundraising Chat Facebook group that has grown to over 5,000 members and is one of the most interactive sources of support for fundraisers today.

Lucy is also a longstanding member of the National Fundraising Awards judging panel, a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel, and was previously a member of the Policy Advisory Board.

Roger Lawson

Roger has continually demonstrated leadership and commitment to excellence in fundraising in his 25 years in the sector, from working for charities as a fundraiser, with fundraising agencies, and currently as a freelance consultant.

He has worked consistently to advance fundraising thinking and insight, becoming a thought leader  on donor motivation as an early adopter and champion of supporter-focused insight and communications.

Roger was a founding committee member of the IoF Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group and has re-joined in the last 3 years to lead on the Insight in Fundraising Awards. He is also a founding member of the new Donor Experience Special Interest Group, a Convention Board member and this year is a judge for the National Fundraising Awards.

Richard Taylor

Richard has displayed steadfast commitment to the IoF and the fundraising profession as a whole for over 20 years. He was a trustee of the IoF from 2011 and Chair from 2014 to 2017, prior to this he was part of IoF’s Learning & Development Committee.

As Chair of the IoF Richard went above and beyond to represent and champion fundraising at a time of great scrutiny for the sector. He played a key role in developing relationships with the Fundraising Regulator, overseeing the merger of the IoF with PFRA, and provided invaluable support to the IoF’s executive team.

Richard worked for CRUK for over 20 years where he made an enormous contribution by growing their income significantly before joining Macmillan as director of fundraising, marketing and communications. He announced his departure from Macmillan last week to pursue a career in executive coaching.

Beth Upton

Beth is an active contributor to the development, support and empowerment of fundraisers across the country. She played an integral role in nurturing fundraisers and helping them grow and improve their skills, particularly through her work as Chair the London group and oversaw the merger of the London and South East regional committees. Since stepping down as chair recently, she has continued to offer support without title or recognition in her local area of Kent.

Beth has displayed her commitment to driving standards and professional development of fundraisers from the earliest stages of their career as well as championing fundraising as a career path. She has delivered excellent opportunities for members as well as offering advice and support to fellow fundraisers using digital channels. More recently, Beth founded Money Tree Fundraising in 2010 to help charities grow fundraising from trusts, companies and wealthy individuals.


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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 6,000 individual members and over 575 organisational members who raise more than £9 billion in income for good causes every year.