Partner, More Partnership
Adrian Beney is a director of More Partnership and has been in fundraising for nearly 25 years.
Much of this was at the University of Durham where he established the university's development office, starting the alumni relations, regular giving and major gifts programmes, and laying the foundations for a major capital campaign.
He served on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's Philanthropy Commission from 1998 to 2001, was the first non-North American recipient of the prestigious CASE Crystal Apple for Teaching Excellence, and was a contributor to the DfES-sponsored Thomas report on increasing voluntary giving to higher education.
He is trustee of three charities – two grantmakers and one grant seeker.
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It’s not just arts and education charities that need to consider the implications of gifts from controversial major donors and corporates. The subject of ethics isn’t clear-cut, says Adrian Beney, but every charity needs to know where it stands on the matter.
Fundraisers from traditional charities need to re-think their approach to major donor fundraising, and the wealthy in general, if they are to attract the kinds of major gifts that the arts and higher education enjoy, says Adrian Beney
In days past, fundraisers could rely on their good intentions and instincts in doing a good job – no more, says Stephen Pidgeon. Fundraising is now an art that must be learned as well as experienced.
The controversial plan to scrap caps on university tuition fees has been welcomed by some organisations as having major potential in regard to philanthropy.
Increasing the tax for the rich will not mean they will start giving away more money to charity, says Adrian Beney.