Stephen Pidgeon

Stephen Pidgeon

Stephen Pidgeon is a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising, a consultant and visiting professor of direct response fundraising at the University of Plymouth.   

In over 25 years of agency life, Pidgeon has worked with nearly 200 national charities in the UK and overseas. He began his career in marketing at Observer Offers and set up the fundraising unit at Brann. In 1993 he founded Target Direct, which later became Tangible Response.

In the summer of 2009 Pidgeon set up a new European training consultancy with Professor Adrian Sargeant of Indiana University.  The pair will travel Europe teaching the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Excellence to fundraisers.

In January 2014 Stephen was appointed to the board of trustees at international development charity VSO. He has been involved in the charity for more than 40 years. 

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Writing the perfect fundraising bid is the stuff of drama

Little will come from simple storytelling and we should stop being so naive, say Stephen Pidgeon and Pauline Lockier. It is drama that will change the world.

In the mix - what's the future of direct mail?

Direct mail is continuing to outperform newer approaches like email and mobile. But what does the future look like for this great doyenne of fundraising? Jenna Pudelek reports.

A revolution in donor recruitment

Stephen Pidgeon provides a whistle-stop tour of innovative donor recruitment campaign.

Who's top dog? Fundraising's 50 Most Influential 2013

The fundraisers have spoken. The annual poll of the fundraising world’s 50 Most Influential people is revealed.

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