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Institute of Fundraising announces six new Fellows

Institute of Fundraising announces six new Fellows

The Institute of Fundraising has announced six new Fellows of the Institute, recognised for their exceptional contributions to fundraising and to the work of the Institute.

The announcements were made on the third and final day of the Institute's National Convention 2013 in London.

Announcing the new Fellows, Mark Astarita, Chair of the Institute (IoF), linked the awards to the small group of committed fundraisers who came together to found the Institute 30 years ago to tackle the issues facing the profession at the time.

"The Institute carries forward that legacy today, and as a community of fundraisers we must not forget those who helped fundraising and the Institute get to where it is today…

“I am delighted that – during our 30th year we are recognising six more outstanding fundraisers, who have given over and above the call of duty, both to fundraising and the IoF, as new Fellows of the Institute.”

New Fellows

Gill Raikes OBE, now CEO of the Royal Brompton, previously Director of Fundraising at the National Trust and long term IoF Board and Committee member

Tanya Steele is Director of Fundraising at Save the Children. She is a previous IoF Board member and a member of Standards Committee, and continues to offer her time and expertise to the Institute.

John Baguley, long term IoF Board member, well known for galvanizing Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth and Oxfam before founding and becoming chairman of the Institute of Fundraising Ukraine.

Tania Cohen is a freelance consultant and an active member of the IoF Policy Advisory Board. She has worked at the Charities Evaluation Services, The Fawcett Society, Womankind Worldwide, Volunteer Reading Help, British Red Cross, Shelter and Crisis.

Liz Tait is Director of Fundraising at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. She has previously worked at British Red Cross, Sense, Book Club Associates, and Plan UK. Liz has worked with the Institute to develop the Code of Practice in relation to direct mail and houseto-house collections and is a member of the Institute’s Learning & Development Committee.

Imogen Ward, long standing member of our policy advisory Board, Director of Marketing and Communications at Merlin since 2003, and newly appointed CEO of Lessons for Life foundation.

How are Fellows chosen?

Fellows are approved by the Institute of Fundraising Board on the advice of an independent Nominations Committee and announced once a year at the National Convention.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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