Joe Saxton

Joe Saxton

Driver of ideas, nfpSynergy

Joe Saxton is driver of ideas at nfpSynergy, an organisation which conducts market research on behalf of the non-profit sector.

He first became involved with the sector at the age of 14 by volunteering for Save the Whales and got his first paid role as a co-ordinator for the Harambee Centre for Development and Education, Cambridge, before joining Oxfam as a fundraiser in 1988.

In the early 90s he divided his time between the charity sector and the private sector, as a trustee for the RSPCA and an account director at marketing agency EHS Brann. In 1997, the RNID hired Saxton to be its director of communications. He finished there in 2000, and moved on to the Future Foundation, a think-tank that specialises in consumer and business trends.

In 2003, he launched nfpSynergy as a subsidiary of the Future Foundation, and later led a management buyout.

From 2005 to 2008 Saxton chaired the Institute of Fundraising and since 2005 he has been chair of student campaign body People & Planet.  In 2007 he founded CharityComms, a membership body for communications professionals working in the sector.  He is also a member of the Office of the Third Sector Advisory Group.

Saxton has a zoology degree and a Masters in development from UEA.

He has published a number of books; Its Competition, But Not As We Know It? (1997), What Are Charities For? (1998), Polishing the Diamond (2002), Mission Impossible (2004), The 21st Century Volunteer (2005), The 21st Century Donor (2007).

 

Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at whoswho@civilsociety.co.uk

Displaying 1 to 1 (of 1)

Public trust in charities is volatile but within the sector's control

Recent nfpSynergy research showed a sharp drop in public trust in charities. This week, the Charity Commission has published research showing trust remains high. Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy looks at the lessons from both sets of research.

Displaying 1 to 1 (of 1)

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

Environmentally-friendly printing - is it possible?

25 May 2016

SaxoPrint highlights how environmentally-friendly printing products and affordability for charities need...

Charities must put digital communication at the heart of their work

19 May 2016

Boards must engage with digital services or their organisation may be left behind, says Chris Sherwood....

Time for finance leaders to get involved with social media?

4 May 2016

Rohan Hewavisenti suggests why more finance directors should join Twitter.

Not enough has been done to improve the Commission’s governance

27 May 2016

Kirsty Weakley considers the implications of yesterday’s Charity Commission board announcement.

Society Diary: All rock and no roll, my way or the highwayman, and superhero babies

27 May 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity...

Even if your trustees aren't paid, you still need to spend money on them

25 May 2016

If you want good governance, you have to invest in support for the board, says David Ainsworth.