Keystone Fundraising is a new door-to-door fundraising agency set up by the Dialog Group after trials in towns and cities in England and Wales.
The London-based agency will initially concentrate on fundraising in towns between London and Bristol, with plans to spread further afield as the need for door-to-door fundraising grows.
It will initially be run by Debbie Dardis, managing director of parent organisation The Dialog Group, assisted by operations directors’ James Wild and John Fitzgerald.
Dardis said: “In many ways Keystone symbolises all that is great about the face-to-face fundraising sector – organisations such as The Dialog Group, exist to meet the needs of their charitable partners and it is fantastic to be able to see Keystone Fundraising develop as charities ask us to explore new avenues for donor recruitment”.
The agency has already been asked by a number of charities to run campaigns throughout 2004, including The British Heart Foundation, Tommy’s, Greenpeace and the RSPB.
The Dialog Group is an international group of companies offering specialist fundraising services to the charity sector. Based in Oxford, England, but with offices across Austria, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the Group is formed from nine organisations: DataDialog Communications, DialogDirect Fundraising Austria, DialogueDirect Fundraising USA, DialogueDirect Fundraising UK, Face2Face Fundraising UK, Face2Face Fundraising Ireland, Integrity Recruitment, NTT Fundraising and now Keystone Fundraising UK. It employs over 500 people across its companies.