Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis

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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Tougher society lottery rules could ‘halve returns’

Yet another report has called for the relaxation of rules around society lotteries, this time warning that tougher restrictions could halve the amount returned by lotteries to good causes.

Hope for a more collaborative 2014

Last year the sector fought off more than its fair share of criticism. Peter Lewis is dreaming of a collaborative Christmas in 2014.

National Audit Office: No evidence gift aid boosts giving

Gift aid and other tax reliefs, worth over £1bn to charities, have not been proven to actually increase the amount of money given to good causes, according to a report released today by the National Audit Office.

KPMG accuses charities of being 'bunker-minded'

KPMG’s global CSR chief got short shrift from an audience of charity people yesterday when he remarked that the voluntary sector ought to ditch its “bunker” mentality and learn from the private sector way of doing things.

I can see nowhere to register my 'challenge' and all the social networking tools say 'coming soon'. All I would say to Britain's Personal Best is that the weekend of 4-6th Oct is also coming soon and all you have is a one-page website to show for £1m.

» Umbrella bodies line up to support Britain's Personal Best

Peter Lewis, Institute of Fundraising chief executive

The Institute of Fundraising has announced it has shed four staff in a wave of redundancies resulting from a shortfall in income.

IoF and NCVO in discussions about giving and fundraising almanac

The Institute of Fundraising and NCVO are in talks to develop a giving and fundraising almanac to strengthen and combine research into philanthropy and fundraising, the organisations revealed yesterday.

Umbrella bodies line up to support Britain's Personal Best

Several sector umbrella bodies have today announced their support for the Britain's Personal Best campaign, which has received £1m from the Big Lottery Fund to run a fundraising challenge weekend in October.

Institute of Fundraising income up and deficit down

Income at the Institute of Fundraising grew by 7 per cent last financial year and its core deficit reduced as the umbrella body plans to edge towards a surplus in the next financial year.

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