David Philpott

David Philpott

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David has over 30 years experience of working in the UK, USA and Africa in a career which has spanned local government, Christian missions, the National Health Service, broadcast media, event and conference management, international development work and leadership as a chief executive in the fields of medicine and aviation.

In 2005 he was nominated as Charity Principal of the Year. He was founding chairman of the Association of Air Ambulances, a post he held for three years.

David runs his own management and marketing consultancy, is an author and columnist and was previously chairman of the Institute of Directors in Kent.

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Air ambulance

Charities that are lucky enough to work on a popular cause – think kids, cancer, animals, and air ambulances – must take care not to exploit the generosity of the donating public in a morally questionable way, says David Philpott.


Saturday night fever

A group of sceptical businessmen and women undertook the trip of a lifetime to Uganda. David Philpott explains why their perceptions are now changed forever.

Money makes the world go around. Discuss.

Churches have it easy with fundraising don't they? What with a ready-made morally-charged audience and all... David Philpott discusses the role of faith in giving.

The beautiful game

Love it or hate it, football holds the power for good, argues David Philpott.

Little things that make me cheerful

A spot of research on the register of charities reminded David Philpott just how wonderful the UK's charity sector really is.

Canterbury Cathedral stained glass copyright Paul Gillett

Some causes are more, shall we say, engaging than others. David Philpott considers how to counter the 'heart-string effect' to recognise the efforts of fundraisers working on less emotive plights.

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What do high-definition televisions, falling memberships and face-to-face fundraisers have in common? It's all about 3D, says David Philpott.

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