Director of fundraising and supporter marketing , Cancer Research UK
Richard Taylor will be joining consumer charity Which? as an executive director in August 2015. Taylor is currently the director of fundraising for Cancer Research UK.
Richard Taylor joined Cancer Research UK in April 1998, when it was the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. As executive director of fundraising and supporter marketing he leads a team of 2,000 staff across a broad portfolio of fundraising activities, including Race for Life, a regular giving programme with over one million monthly donors and a legacy pipeline worth £150m in annual income.
He was appointed chair of the Institute of Fundraising in June 2014.
Richard is also chairman of the Neuro Foundation, a small charity which aims to improve the lives of those affected by neurofibromatosis and has been a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising since March 2011.
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Richard Taylor has been voted the most influential person in fundraising, with Mark Astarita falling to second place in Fundraising Magazine's annual poll.
The votes have been counted. The results are in. The 50 Most Influential People in Fundraising are unveiled and the number one is not who you think it is.
Richard Taylor has announced that he will be staying on as the director of fundraising at Cancer Research UK because his planned move to consumer charity Which? is "no longer tenable".
The Institute of Fundraising has today announced that it will introduce a new rule into its Code of Fundraising Practice which will ensure that door-to-door fundraisers don’t knock on doors with ‘No Cold Calling’ stickers.
Fundraising Magazine’s 50 Most Influential poll is open for voting for the next six weeks.
As director of fundraising at Cancer Research UK, Richard Taylor is unapologetic about wanting to grow all channels and activity. His department is known for its ambition and innovation, with voluntary income up £30m to £490m in 2013/14. Recently elected chair of the Institute of Fundraising, he is approaching the world of self-regulation with the same drive and ambition.
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