Director of Fundraising
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Kath Abrahams is Director of Fundraising at Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She joined Breakthrough from the NSPCC where she was Development Director responsible for corporate fundraising, major giving, community & events. She was previously Campaign Manager on the NSPCC's FULL STOP Campaign. Kath chairs the Institute of Fundraising's Learning and Development committee and is a trustee of Freedom for Torture. Before joining the voluntary sector, Kath was General Manager at London's Bloomsbury Theatre.Session Details
Digital marketing Coordinator
PayPal Giving Fund
Nick is CEO of PayPal Giving Fund UK, a registered charity (No. 1110538) that helps charities raise funds online. Funded by PayPal, our major initiative is eBay for Charity, a unique programme that has helped 7,500 UK charities raise over £45m.
Nick joined PayPal Giving Fund from ACEVO, where as director of strategy he led the association's policy and professional development teams for three years, and undertook a secondment to the Cabinet Office to work on public service reform.
Nick is chair of Empty Homes, a national charity working to bring more empty homes back into use, and a trustee of GlobalGiving UK, an online donations platform supporting grass roots projects around the world. He holds the Institute of Directors qualification in Company Directorship and a first class Philosophy degree from Cambridge.
New Income Generation
Dean has over 15 years experience of major gifts, trust, statutory/institutional fundraising and management in a variety of organisations covering animal welfare, international development and social justice campaigning. As well as personally securing six and seven figure grants, Dean has delivered training and capacity building across the world, helping to put organisations on an independent financial footing. 3 years ago, Dean partnered with Victoria Steward Todd to form the New Income Generation consultancy offering strategic advice, support, research and mentoring to charities and universities seeking help with their major gifts work.Session Details
Head of Grant Making
Lloyds TSB Foundation
Chris Anderson has been involved in grant making for over twenty years. He has worked with the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales since 2008 and took up his current role of Head of Grant Making South in 2011. Prior to joining the Foundation he worked for several years as a freelance consultant with a wide range of clients including NCVO and Capacity Builders and was previously Head of Programmes at the Big Lottery Fund/New Opportunities Fund and Children's Service's Manager at the London Borough of Newham.Session Details
Head of Innovation Delivery
Cancer Research UK
Ed Aspel is an experienced marketing and innovation professional, having held senior roles at Unilever, Whitbread and Cabinet Office. He now works for Cancer Research UK creating new ways to engage and raise funds from supporters.Session Details
Director of Fundraising
British Red Cross
Short Mark joined the British Red Cross in 2003 moving from The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) where he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive. Mark has over 20 years experience of fundraising in the voluntary sector joining the NDCS from the small charity, Prisoners Abroad. During his fundraising career Mark has been responsible for raising in excess of one billion pounds and has responded to every Red Cross emergency large and small including such events as the Tsunami and the London bombings.
Over 1 million people give to the Red Cross each year and 480,000 every month. Mark has day-to-day management of over 900 staff, 6000+ volunteers and 320 retail outlets. His plans for the future will see net income grow by over 50% in the next 5 years.
Mark became a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) in February 2008 and became IoF chair in July 2011. He is also a trustee on the international board of Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) utilising his relevant experience and knowledge, along with his personal interest in international development. Prior to moving to the voluntary sector Mark worked in public relations and in the chemical ind
Ian Atkinson is the multi award-winning creative director at Tangible, one of the UK's most successful integrated agencies. Specialising in direct and digital media, he's worked on campaigns for charities such as Age UK, Guide Dogs, Macmillan,
NSPCC, Oxfam, Shelter, The Red Cross, The Royal British Legion, The Salvation Army, World Vision and WWF. He's also the author of two books on how to write engagingly and persuasively and The FT Essential Guide to Business Writing. Ian was voted one of the ten best speakers at last year's Convention.
Head of Digital and Individual Giving