Daryl Upsall FInstF

Chief Executive

Daryl Upsall has 30 years experience of successfully founding and managing fundraising, communications and advocacy operations for NGOs in some 49 countries. He is known for his leadership and innovation in fundraising.

As International Fundraising Director for Greenpeace International he was responsible for turning around Greenpeace’s global income, doubling the global net income whilst raising more than $1 billion for the environment in the process.

In his 7 years at Greenpeace International, Daryl Upsall and his team were responsible for the market evaluation, strategic plan development and implementation of fundraising market entry into the following markets: China (Hong Kong), Thailand, India, Argentina, China, Brazil, Mexico, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey.

Additionally, they were responsible for the overall fundraising performance and competiveness of fundraising in some 30 other markets as well as introducing new tools that they were the innovators of such as face to face fundraising and digital fundraising as well as introducing , legacies, telephone fundraising and major gift fundraising into the organizations fundraising mix.

In 1990 he launched the first professional fundraising for HIV/AIDS in Europe and has had a successful career in lobbying and advocacy for development NGOs, women’s’ rights, advocacy organisations, and liberation movements. He has worked with the likes of Nelson Mandela, Elton John and numerous world leaders and international celebrities.

He is a regular speaker at the leading international and national conferences around the world, having presented in over 20 countries and writes articles for many of the world’s leading magazines, journals and blogs on fundraising and development issues.

He is the Spain country ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) and former IFC Advisory Group member for the Resource Alliance; a member and former Board Member of the Spanish Fundraising Association (AEF) and a member of the Institute of Fundraising (UK) since 1987 where he was made a Fellow in 2010 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the fundraising profession.

Until 2010 he was Board Chair of EUConsult. In August 2011 he was elected to the International Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in the USA where he continues to serve.