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New owner and ambitions for UK Fundraising

Melanie May | 1 April 2022 | News

UK Fundraising logo on a pop-up stand

Fundraising UK Ltd, the company that publishes UK Fundraising, has been successfully sold to ACA Philanthropy & Fundraising Ltd (PFI), the international group of fundraising companies.

After more than 27 years of sharing fundraising news, ideas and inspiration to tens of thousands of fundraisers in the UK and further afield, UK Fundraising will adopt ambitious plans for global growth in both fundraising news and skill-sharing content.

Founder and publisher Howard Lake said:

“It’s been a remarkable 27 years and I’m very proud of what the site has achieved, and what its readers, contributors, advertisers and other partners have achieved through it. It was the first website set up for professional charity fundraisers and from the beginning highlighted the significance and value of digital communications to fundraisers.

“The sale presents me with opportunities to take the philosophy behind UK Fundraising to achieve even more for fundraisers and the essential causes they enable.”


Why your supporters are wealthier than you think... Course by Catherine Miles. Background photo of two sides of a terraced street of houses.
Philanthropy & Fundraising International (logo)

“It is particularly appropriate that UK Fundraising is moving to the home of ‘Great Fundraising’, a major investor in fundraising research, and teams with a track record of helping charities grow giving on a grand scale.

“Great fundraising works and this has been proven globally.  This is a chance to contribute to the growth of fundraising and donor satisfaction across the UK and worldwide.”

Panoramic view of The Inch hotel, Scotland
The Inch, home of Philanthropy and Fundraising Europe

Alan Clayton, Chair of PFI, said:

“I’ve long admired the editorial quality of UK Fundraising. This quality is why we are working with Howard to continue in the UK and introduce to markets around the world”.