Lindsay Boswell

Lindsay Boswell

Lindsay Boswell is chief executive of Big Lottery Fund programme the Fare Share Trust which aims to build stronger communities. He joined the Trust after ten years as chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising from 2000 to 2010.

Prior to joining the Institute Boswell worked with Raleigh International as director of operations and, before that, as country director for Chile, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malaysia.

Previously, Boswell was London director for the Prince’s Trust Volunteers.


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After a decade in post, Institute of Fundraising chief executive Lindsay Boswell will leave the organisation to take up a new chief executive role at a charity.

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Institute of Fundraising trustees are considering whether ‘Right to give’ might be a better campaign theme for the fundraising sector than the ‘Right to ask’ concept originally proposed.

Institute moots new 'Right to Ask' umbrella brand for all fundraising policy

The Institute of Fundraising is mustering support for a sector-wide public-facing campaign that will reinforce the message that fundraisers have every right to ask for money on behalf of beneficiaries.

More umbrella body chiefs publish expenses

The chief executives of NAVCA, Charity Finance Directors' Group and the Institute of Fundraising have now joined the NCVO's Stuart Etherington in providing their total expenses amounts, leaving Acevo as the only major sector umbrella body yet to do so. In 2008-9, NAVCA chief Kevin Curley claimed £9,088, split between £7,403 for travel and £1,685 subsistence, including accommodation, and misc. In 2007-8, he claimed £9351, split between £6,813 for travel and £2538 for subsistence and miscellaneous.

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