Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee is professor of voluntary sector management at Cass Business School and course leader for its post-graduate diploma in charity marketing and fundraising.

He joined Cass in early 2011 after nearly a decade at Henley Management College, most recently as professor of strategic management and college secretary.  

After a period of research and then teaching at Lancaster University, Lee entered the voluntary sector in 1982 as deputy chief executive at the Charities Advisory Trust and Directory of Social Change. Following further senior appointments in the sector, he held the post of director of the Institute of Fundraising for 11 years.

After that role he became a senior research fellow in voluntary sector management at the centre for charity and trust research at South Bank University and chief executive of the Kingston Smith fundraising support unit, where he advised commercial and non-profit clients on corporate governance, fundraising and marketing.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and honorary fellow of the Institute, in September 2000 Stephen received the inaugural Professional Fundraising lifetime achievement award.

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Peter Lewis

The Institute of Fundraising has published a letter from its chief executive, responding to former leader Stephen Lee's call for the IoF to suspend Oxfam, the British Red Cross, NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Prof Stephen Lee

Professor Stephen Lee of Cass Business School offers some advice on how to tackle the systemic problems in charity fundraising.

Interim chief executive of fundraising regulator announced

Stephen Dunmore, the former chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund, has been announced as the interim chief executive of the new fundraising regulator.

The best that we can be?

Short term thinking at large charities is damaging the sector and causing fundraisers to lose faith with their own profession, says Stephen Lee, professor of nonprofit management at Cass Business School.

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