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Judges

  • Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising
  • Tris Lumley, Head of Development, New Philanthropy Capital 
  • Andrew O'Brien, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Charity Finance Group 
  • Professor Paul Palmer, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness
  • Cathy Pharoah, Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School
  • Stephen Pidgeon, Visiting Professor of Direct Response Fundraising, Plymouth University
  • Jenny Turner, Managing Director & Founder, Turner PR
  • Raya Wexler, Co-Founder & Director, CharityJob

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Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising
Daniel is Head of Policy and Research and leads the Institute's policy development and research work, keeping up to date with member priorities, promoting innovation on fundraising and working with key stakeholders, including civil servants and politicians, to make sure fundraising and giving are key priorities for the current and future governments. He is also a trustee of Haven House children’s hospice.


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Tris Lumley, Head of Development, New Philanthropy Capital 
Tris leads NPC’s development of new strategies, partnerships and initiatives to help transform the social sector. Working with partners both in the UK and internationally, Tris focuses on both the demand and supply sides of innovation around social impact. His particular interest areas are leadership and culture, as well as frameworks and approaches that put impact at the heart of the social sector, including shared measurement, open data and systems thinking. Tris helped initiate, and now coordinates, the Inspiring Impact programme which aims to embed impact measurement across the UK charity sector by 2022. He is also engaged in international efforts to advance an impact focus in the social sector as a trustee of the Social Impact Analysts Association, a member of the EU GECES subgroup on impact measurement in social enterprise, the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community and the Alliance for Effective Social Investing, and as a speaker at international conferences in Europe, Australia and the U.S. Tris has helped build NPC’s approach to sector research, charity analysis, impact reporting, and shared measurement and led numerous research projects on subjects including impact measurement, community organisations and ageing. Before joining NPC in 2004, he worked in market research and management consulting.

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Andrew O'Brien, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Charity Finance Group 
Charity Finance Group is a membership organisation promoting best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector and has more than 2,300 members. Andrew leads on CFG’s policy and public affairs work. This involves developing policies and representing members on a range of issues and putting forward the sector’s case to policy makers. Andrew joined CFG in January 2015 from NCVO, where he was Senior Policy Officer with responsibility for funding and finance. He has also worked as Senior Parliamentary Researcher for Chris White MP, supporting him in a number of projects including the passage of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

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Professor Paul Palmer, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness
Paul is Professor of Voluntary Sector Management, and Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement. He has extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and Governance issues. He was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. He acts as an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management, and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration. His work also extends into the area of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Cathy Pharoah, Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School
Cathy Pharoah is Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School. She is an expert on the funding of the voluntary sector, specialising in research on philanthropy. She produces the annual Family Foundation Giving report, with the Pears Foundation, now into its seventh edition and is collaborating with the Association of Charitable Foundations on a new series of annual Briefings on trends in foundation spending. Recent projects include the UK component of an EC-funded study of charitable support for research and innovation Europe-wide, and regional studies on the impact of austerity on income generation amongst smaller local organisations, funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation. She recently led an innovative seminar on the morality of charity, and previous studies include multi-cultural giving and the impact of tax incentives. She has carried out research for government and many charitable clients, works with the donor advisor community, and was Research Director at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) for 11 years. She is a founder and Policy Editor of Voluntary Sector Review, and presents widely on giving and philanthropy.

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Stephen Pidgeon, Visiting Professor of Direct Response Fundraising, Plymouth University
A speaker, teacher and consultant, throughout the world, Stephen also works on creative and strategy with charities in half a dozen countries. He has a special interest in the way charities treat their supporters. He is a visiting Professor for Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and a Trustee of development agency VSO. Stephen writes monthly in Third Sector magazine and last year, was given the Institute of Fundraising’s Lifetime Contribution Award. His first book How to love your donors…to death was published in 2015.

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Jenny Turner, Managing Director & Founder, Turner PR
Jenny is managing director of Turner PR, a niche communications agency for the non-profit and fundraising supplier sector. Since 2004 she has directed her agency with specific focus on sector facing comms, working with many of the driving forces of charity management and fundraising development. Clients include the European Fundraising Association (EFA), the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), the IoF’s Remember A Charity legacy campaign, Rapidata, and the Fundraising Initiatives Group. Jenny also sits on the committee of the IoF’s Special Interest Group for Insight in Fundraising.

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Raya Wexler, Co-Founder & Director, CharityJob
Raya Wexler is co-founder of CharityJob, a company which grew from a broom cupboard in February 2000 to become the UK’s busiest and largest website for jobs in the charity and not for profit sector. Calling charities to embrace the use of the internet to advertise jobs instead of print media wasn’t an easy task, but by September 2000, the site was fully populated with jobs and great candidates. Raya’s background is in communications and PR, where she worked for profit making organisations before making the move to the charity sector. Here she served for over seven years at the Carers Trust, formerly known as The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, and met her husband, with whom she founded CharityJob.

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