Jack Dear, new Head of Fundraising Strategy Development

Jack Dear, new Head of Fundraising Strategy Development

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Daryl Upsall Consulting International are please to share another successful appointment.

Light for the World has successfully recruited Jack Dear as their Head of Fundraising Strategy Development. This is what Jack had to say about his experience as a candidate:

Great service, really helpful in both finding and securing an International role abroad with an amazing charity. Would recommend.”

And Christoph Juenger, the Global Fundraising Director at Light for the World said:

Best in class support, super responsive, well supported and good result after the process. Great value for money indeed!


Alicia Meulensteen, new Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the IRC

Alicia Meulensteen, new Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the IRC

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We are thrilled to announce the successful appointment of Alicia Meulensteen as Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the International Rescue Committee. Alicia joins to grow the organisation’s monthly giving file and expand its sustainer acquisition programs.

Alicia comes back to the IRC—where she started her non-profit career—with 17 years of multi-channel direct marketing experience, having worked in the interim for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the ASPCA. An industry leader, Alicia serves on the Advisory Council of the DMA Non-profit Federation and is a Founding Member of The Non-profit Alliance.

Congratulations Alicia!

This is what the hiring manager and candidate had to say about working with Daryl Upsall Consulting International:

Zoe (Oldham) is an incredible partner and skilled at building a strong and diverse set group of candidates”. Michel Burlingame, Vice President of Marketing, International Rescue Committee.

I have worked with many recruiters over the years, as an applicant and as a hiring manager. This was my first experience with DUCI and it was an incredibly positive one. They were responsive, transparent, and seemed invested in finding the right match for both applicant and organization”. Alicia Meulensteen, new Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the International Rescue Committee.


Chinese Fundraising, where to go

Chinese Fundraising, where to go

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China Fundraising Conference, Shanghai, 6 December 2018

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” – Chinese proverb.

Daryl Upsall FInstF, Chief Executive is proud to be speaking on “Fundraising: Trends and Challenges in the Changing World and China” at the 2018 Chinese national fundraising conference, the CAFP Annual Forum in Shanghai on the 6th December. Organised by the China Association of Fundraising Professionals this year’s theme is “Chinese Fundraising, where to go”.

China is one of the fastest growing markets for mass and high value philanthropy in the world and market where the full power of the digital age has been put work to inspire the Chinese public to donate to worthy causes via their cell phones on a scale that is unseen in the rest of the world. In 2017 the total measured value of donations was in the region of 149.9 billion yuan, a staggering $21,605,300,000 USD.

To give an example of the scale of opportunity of digital based micro-donation fundraising in China on the Tencent Charity Foundation platform the 99 Charity Day, is the most significant charity fundraising day in the country. During the 99 Charity Day in 2017, the total amount raised from the public in 3 days reached over 829.9 million yuan, approximately $119m USD from 12.68 million donors. This year the total amount is raised was 830 million yuan, around $119.1M USD Dollar from some 28 million participations. What does this mean as individual donation amounts have gone down whilst participation rates have more than doubled?

Among the many new challenges, the fundraising and philanthropic sector face in China is how to move the somewhat random nature of the public to donate to causes and build a better long term understanding of the issues they care about and the organisations that they give to. The transition from simply giving to engagement has not really begun so far in China…but it needs to if there is to be a strong and healthy non-profit sector that is strong and sustainable in the long term.

In addition, and as noted by the rapid development of “internet philanthropy platforms” by the major online commercial players in China “makes the border between commerce and philanthropy much vaguer”, and commercial interests “will continue to strike the values and ethical boundaries of the philanthropy industry in China.”

It is going to a fascinating and exciting experience to debate these themes in the conference in Shanghai and contribute to the debate on “Chinese Fundraising, where to go”.

“To know and know that you know, not to know and know that you don’t know, that is to know.”

– Chinese Proverb


Emily Bracken speaking at the IFC

Emily Bracken speaking at the IFC

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Our Director – Strategy & Analysis Emily Bracken presented last Wednesday with Phil Woollam, Vice President, International Rescue Committee a session called “Data-driven decision making: The Fundamental Key to Growth” at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) .

The attendees learned how to create and use the right analysis and reporting to make smart investment decisions and get the best possible returns on all their fundraising activities. They shared practical insights and methodologies of the most effective ways to source, analyse and report on fundraising performance, including a detailed case study of the International Rescue Committee’s initiative to optimise reporting and implement clear analytics that achieved exponential income growth as a result.

It was a big success!

Fundraising Inspiration: Innovative Ideas from Around the World, webinar by Daryl Upsall

Fundraising Inspiration: Innovative Ideas from Around the World, webinar by Daryl Upsall

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Are you a fundraising professional not satisfied with “business as usual”? Are you looking for inspiration from your peers around the world?

Then join Daryl Upsall presenting an international webinar on Tuesday 28th August on “Fundraising Inspiration: Innovative ideas from around the world”, organized by the Foundation Center.

More information and how to register here: https://grantspace.org/training/2018-08-28-fundraising-inspiration-innovative-ideas-from-around-the-world/

This is what Light for the World and their new hire say about us

This is what Light for the World and their new hire say about us

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Congratulations to Light for the World on the appointment of their new International Fundraising Director Christoph Juenger!

“Thanks to Daryl Upsall Consulting International and Zoe Oldham for the excellent support through the selection and hiring process. Ending one chapter of a career and opening another is an important step that is not easy. Thanks to Zoe and Daryl Upsall Consulting I felt not just well supported and informed but also encouraged in this period of transition.” Christoph Juenger, International Fundraising Director, Light for the World.

“In our search for an International Fundraising Director Daryl Upsall Consulting International provided invaluable expertise and in-depth knowledge of the European market. It was great for candidates to speak to the consultant about the role and this provided us with a fresh perspective on candidates. Overall wonderful support and a great appointment of a senior candidate”. Rupert Roniger, CEO, Light for the World.


Daryl Upsall FInstF is speaking at the Swedish Fundraising Conference!

Daryl Upsall FInstF is speaking at the Swedish Fundraising Conference!

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Daryl Upsall FInstF is speaking at the Swedish Fundraising Conference, in Stockholm on the themes of innovation, trends, leadership and fundraising integration. He gave the opening presentation to 300 fundraisers and non-profit CEOs on Tuesday on “Fundraising Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World”.

Following this he ran a workshop on “Face to Face Fundraising Today – Crisis or Evolution?” and then facilitated a discussion with Swedish NPC Chief Executives on “Leadership in a Changing World”. Today he will deliver the closing conference plenary on “A World Tour of Fundraising Innovation.”

It does not stop there for Daryl,  as tomorrow he will be running a full-day Masterclass on “How to develop a fully integrated fundraising programme” before heading back to Madrid on Thursday evening for much needed rest!

More information. https://insamlingsforum.se

Congratulations on IBP´s new hires!

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We are pleased to announce two successful leadership appointments for the International Budget Partnership. We would like to congratulate Catherine Casey on her new appointment as Director of Development and Anand Mishra on his new appointment as Director of Communications.

This is what the International Budget Partnership and their new hires say about us:

I have had an excellent experience with Zoe Oldham and DUCI, on both sides of the recruiting table – I worked with Zoe to recruit senior development staff for me in London, and again when I applied for (and eventually took) a leadership position in a US-based international NGO. What particularly stands out to me about DUCI is that they really understand the importance of organizational “fit” as well as skill set, track record and experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them”, Catherine Casey.

DUCI was excellent in keeping me informed and in following up with the hiring manager. They were extremely responsive and strategic. It was a long process but DUCI kept me enthusiastic, hopeful and motivated to pursue this opportunity“, Anand Mishra.

Many thanks to you, Carly (Mortiboys) and Zoe for brilliant support to IBP over the past many, many months. It started with a really good stocktake, proceeded through your advice and search for a director of development position, and then the really hard search for a complementary director of comms.  Zoe did a really good and patient job on the hiring front.  And in the meantime, we had Carly on board to provide interim support.  So, very good and flexible support from Upsall on multiple fronts. We are very happy with both Catherine and Anand. Really, really happy. Much gratitude to you all.“, Warren Krafchik, IBP CEO.