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Martin Jervis appointed COO of Fundraising Initiatives Group

Martin Jervis, former Managing Director of Blackbaud Europe, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer at specialist fundraising services company Fundraising Initiatives Group.
He is tasked with driving the company’s efforts to transform the way charities are helped to manage donor acquisition and stewardship while reducing attrition further. He has extensive experience of leadership roles in technology and services companies, including senior positions in UK, European and International operations.
Jervis said: “Right now, the group has a number of impressive projects underway that demonstrate true innovation and creativity. My objective over the next three months is to bring these to the point of roll out in a fully robust and integrated way that will benefit all types and sizes of charities.”
Although he wouldn’t comment on the specific services, he said that “these new projects are sure to have major impact on the fundraising landscape”.
The Fundraising Initiatives Group has generated more than 2 million donors for charities and raised over £100 million in donations in the UK. Its subsidiary Fundraising Initiatives Ltd (FIL) was founded in 1997 and specialises in door-to-door and private site face-to-face fundraising. It also operates across Europe, Canada, USA, and South Africa. The group also operates telephone fundraising company Premier Contact and payroll giving company Workplace Giving.
Cathy Sullivan, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director said: “Martin Jervis brings invaluable experience and a notable track record in business leadership and growth. Couple that with his knowledge and appreciation of the intricacies of the not-for-profit sector and he is the ideal candidate to help us develop and maximise the impact of our new projects.”