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Liz Tait joins Institute of Fundraising’s board of trustees

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, has joined the board of trustees of the Institute of Fundraising.
A fundraiser for more than 16 years, she has lead the fundraising strategy and team at Battersea since 2010. She and her team cover public fundraising, major donors, corporates, trusts, legacy marketing, community fundraising and events.
She has been co-opted to the IoF Board to replace Tanya Steele, who has stepped down after taking on a growing global remit at Save the Children.
She is already a fellow of the Institute of Fundraising and a member of its Learning and Development Committee. She is also chair of the Fundraising Convention Board, which runs the annual National Fundraising Convention, the largest event for fundraisers in Europe.

Liz Tait and Lollipop

Liz Tait and Lollipop at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Tait said:

“I’m passionate about what fundraisers can deliver for great causes and am committed to the development of our sector. So it’s a privilege to become a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising at such a pivotal time for the fundraising profession. I’m very much looking forward to working with the Board and team at the IoF.”

In her five years at Battersea, Tait’s team have increased non-legacy fundraising income from £1.6m to more than £20m. They have also won Fundraising Team of the Year from Charity Times in 2012 and Third Sector in 2013 and 2015.
Before Battersea, Tait was Head of Direct Marketing at the British Red Cross, and helped transform the charity’s direct marketing income, which rose from £27m in 2007 to £57m in 2010.
Richard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, welcomed Tait’s appointment, saying:


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“I am delighted that another of the UK’s finest fundraisers has agreed to join the IoF’s board of trustees. Liz brings with her a wealth of experience from across our sector and has served our community well through Fundraising Convention Board.
“I would also like to thank Tanya Steele for her commitment and her exceptional chairing of our Standards Committee, and wish her well with her new responsibilities at Save the Children.”