12 Feb 2015
Director of fundraising, Diabetes UK from January 2012
Paul Amadi joined Diabetes UK as director of fundraising in January 2012.
He was previously NSPCC’s director of fundraising, having joined in January 2010. Before that he was group director of fundraising for Royal National Institute for Blind People. At the beginning of 2011 Amadi stepped down as chair of trustees for the Institute of Fundraising after two and a half years.
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Diabetes UK has raised £10m via its national partnership with Tesco, which will now continue into the future.
Mike Parker is to leave the NSPCC at the end of this month, after being appointed interim director of fundraising in March.
The Institute of Fundraising has extended the tenure of its chair, Mark Astarita, for another year.
We don't need all these para-charity organisations. I for one want to use my donors gifts for the work we seek to do, not to pay into endless quangos.
A police raid on an Essex depot has disrupted an international crime network which is believed to have stolen hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of charity bag collections as the police reaffirm bogus and stolen collections are a “major priority”.
The British Heart Foundation’s attack on commercial charity collections yesterday has prompted some concern that public confidence in house-to-house collections could be undermined at a time when charities are desperate for cash.
There are more new names, more women and a hell of a lot of social media stars. Why, then, does this year’s Fundraising 50 Most Influential feel so familiar? Celina Ribeiro reports.
Paul Amadi, director of fundraising at the NSPCC, has suggested that the number of regulatory and representative bodies in the charity sector is cumbersome and expensive, and called for the sector bodies to consider merging.