For the last five years as Chief Fundraiser for SolarAid I have used a different approach to fundraising using the principles outlined on this site. I've shared my learning over this time through a regular blog.


I've been a professional fundraiser for 25 years including Director of Fundraising for FARM-Africa and ActionAid UK for 5 years respectively. I also worked as a fundraising consultant for 2 years at Cascaid and I am currently an associate consultant with Alan Clayton Associates.  

In 2001 I was awarded Fundraiser of the Year by the Institute of Fundraising and  FARM-Africa was awarded best 5 year fundraising strategy in 2002.

I tweet as @ifundraiser.

Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about how I can help you or check out my blog and sign up to receive my posts. 

Richard Turner
SolarAid 2011-2016
ActionAid Uk 2007-2011
Cascaid Marketing and Consulting 2004-2007
Fauna & Flora International 2002-2004
FARM-Africa 1997-2002
Oxfam 1990-1997
Loughborough Student Charities Appeal 1989-90

What other individuals say about my thinking and approach to fundraising : 

"The edge that Richard brings is that he is a visionary, and he can translate that vision into logics and methods that actually work. He is a team player who wants to constantly try new things and bring people on board your own exciting journey".

Alfredo Botti, Global Senior Public Engagement Officer, UNHCR

"Richard's thinking has helped me to articulate the unequivocal case for relationship fundraising wherever I go. The fact that he has successfully put the theory into practice at a transformative level demonstrates the case for moving away from transactional fundraising methods in a much more persuasive way than the threat of regulation or the compulsion of opt-outs".

Carol Beaumont, The Social Change Agency