Chief executive, Institute of Fundraising from October 2011
Peter Lewis is chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, a post he took up in October 2011.
He joined the Institute from the London Voluntary Service Council, the policy, support and advice organisation for London’s voluntary and community sector, where he had been chief executive for two years and eight months.
Lewis is a qualified solicitor who worked in the City at Allen & Overy after university, but left to get a better work/life balance and to work in a sector more closely aligned to his own values.
After leaving the law he was a development manager at Crisis and then executive director of the London Cycling Campaign. After that he spent nearly six years at the Greater London Authority as business manager for the Olympics, sport and regeneration.
Peter also spent nearly five years on the board of the London Marathon and was a non-executive director of the London Youth Games. He remains on the board of the London Sustainability Exchange.
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The chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising has said that both individual and organisational membership has grown in the last 12 months, despite the uncertainty over the future of fundraising self-regulation.
The working group into the implementation of the Fundraising Preference Service has published a paper setting out some of its key proposals and inviting the sector to comment on the “questions that arise”.
The results of a survey into the views of smaller charities on proposed fundraising reforms has found that 72 per cent of respondents feel that their organisation’s trustees already “play a clear role” in fundraising strategy.
The Institute of Fundraising has said it will not hand over the Code of Fundraising Practice to the new Fundraising Regulator until it has fundraising experts within its governance structure, and has also expressed concerns about a “single reset button” Fundraising Preference Service.
The Institute of Fundraising and Small Charities Coalition has announced they will hold a joint forum on fundraising regulation for small charities in February as part of their wider consultation process.
The Institute of Fundraising and Small Charities Coalition has launched a joint survey asking for the views of smaller charities on the ongoing reforms to fundraising self-regulation.
The Fundraising Standards Board found that fundraising agency Listen Ltd placed “undue pressure” on the public to donate during a campaign undertaken on behalf of Oxfam, but did not target the elderly, in an adjudication published today.
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