Judith Rich

Judith Rich

Fellow, Institute of Fundraising

Judith Rich is fundraising consultant and a founding member of the Institute of Fundraising.

She was the driving force behind Cards for Good Causes, where she was director from 1977 to 2000, and generated millions of pounds for charities in that role.  She was appointed non-executive director of ClickNow in 2006, a search engine for the charity sector. She is vice president of Diabetes UK and chair of the Diabetes Foundation, as well as a trustee for reach and several other organisations. She has been involved with around 30 sector organisations in one way or another.

Over the last 25 years she has played a number of key roles within the Institute, from honorary secretary for the first ten years of its life to chair of the working party for the face-to-face fundraising code of practice today.

In 1993 she was awarded the OBE and in 2006 she won the PF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Today she remains on the boards of 12 organisations including the British Red Cross international fundraising committee and the Winchester branch of Relate. In 2012 she became a trustee for the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund.

She was also a judge at the 2000 Charity Awards. 

 

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The origins of  the Institute

The inaugural meeting of the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers was held at the Thomas Coram Foundation on Thursday 3 March 1983. Founding member Judith Rich discusses what sparked the push for a body for fundraisers.

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