Adrian Beney

Adrian Beney

Partner, More Partnership

Adrian Beney is a director of More Partnership and has been in fundraising for nearly 25 years.

Much of this was at the University of Durham where he established the university's development office, starting the alumni relations, regular giving and major gifts programmes, and laying the foundations for a major capital campaign.

He served on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's Philanthropy Commission from 1998 to 2001, was the first non-North American recipient of the prestigious CASE Crystal Apple for Teaching Excellence, and was a contributor to the DfES-sponsored Thomas report on increasing voluntary giving to higher education.

He is trustee of three charities – two grantmakers and one grant seeker.

 

 

 

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Adrian Beney, partner, More Partnership

It’s not just arts and education charities that need to consider the implications of gifts from controversial major donors and corporates. The subject of ethics isn’t clear-cut, says Adrian Beney, but every charity needs to know where it stands on the matter.

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Fundraisers from traditional charities need to re-think their approach to  major donor fundraising, and the wealthy in general, if they are to attract the kinds of major gifts that the arts and higher education enjoy, says Adrian Beney

Enthusiasm and instinct alone can't cut it in fundraising

In days past, fundraisers could rely on their good intentions and instincts in doing a good job – no more, says Stephen Pidgeon. Fundraising is now an art that must be learned as well as experienced.

Volunteer boards and major gift fundraising - oil and water?

Should you set up a volunteer board to help with major gift fundraising? Adrian Beney advises to think very carefully before doing so.

Capital Gains Tax rise is not boon for major donor philanthropy

Increasing the tax for the rich will not mean they will start giving away more money to charity, says Adrian Beney.

Institute, stay true to your guns on Right to Ask

Fundraisers are 'right to ask', and the Institute of Fundraising needs to take this message to the public, says Adrian Beney.

Higher education must get creative or crumble

Higher education could be facing a difficult funding future. Institutions must get creative with their fundraising or face the dwindling resources, says Adrian Beney.

Gift aid - let's be careful with what we fix

There needs to be more thought around the proposed changes to gift aid, according to Adrian Beney who has his own views about what's wrong with the composite rate.

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