We are an international voluntary sector fundraising consultancy with a passion for securing change on a local, national and global scale. We believe that not-for-profit organisations and effective vehicles for social good and that helping them maximise their income is the best way we can realise our vision of a better, fairer more fulfilling world for everyone.

With over 20 years experience, and a network of dedicated specialists throughout the world, we can help with any fundraising need from advice and mentoring, to training, developing strategies and hands-on support.

Headquartered in the UK, we have 16 offices around the world and experience of working in virtually every corner of the globe and have worked with clients ranging from UN agencies and household name charities, to smaller national and local causes, helping them raise hundreds of millions and deliver more of the services they are passionate about.

If you want to change the world, we can help. From capital appeals to interim management and developing new and improved income streams, our network of expert consultants have the skills and experience to meet your needs.

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We don't believe in off the shelf solutions. Every client and every project is different, so we take the time to get to know you before we suggest how we can work with you. If you are looking for support, get in touch now and find how we can help.

Meet the team

Head office…

Europe

John Baguley

PhD, MBA, MInstF
Chair
International Fundraising Consultancy Group

In his 35 years as fundraiser, director and  consultant, John Baguley has taken charities of all sizes to new heights – and earned an international reputation for excellence in the process.

Europe

Sarah Gray

BA (Hons) Dip Mktg MCIOF
Director
International Fundraising Consultancy Group

Sarah is a results-driven fundraiser with over 25 years’ experience in building philanthropic partnerships, developing major donor strategies and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector.

Europe

Bill King

MA, MCIOF (Dip)
CEO
International Fundraising Consultancy Group

Bill has over 25 years fundraising experience, for a wide range of organisations and covering most areas, including trusts and foundations, community, event, corporate, membership development and major gift fundraising.

…and around the world

Africa

Joe Kiarie

Director
Kenya

Joe is a fundraising specialist with over 10 years of experience working with various development organisations in Kenya and in the UK.

Africa

Carol Akiwumi

MBE
Director
Nigeria

Carol is a social entrepreneur, consultant, trainer and inspirational speaker with a passion for Stewardship and tackling inequality; helping individuals and organisations to unlock their potential in those areas.

Africa

Sam Kayongo

Director
Uganda

Sam is a development consultant with experience working in developing countries. He has over 15 years of practice with organisations in East Africa specialising in the field of fund development.

Americas

Bob Penner

Director
Canada

Bob has experience in large-scale donor-based fundraising and developing innovative strategies for donor and membership base growth, campaign and advocacy campaigning, polling and focus groups, and engagement.

Americas

Karina Sandoval-Boonstra

MBA MSc
Director
LAC

Karina Sandoval-Boonstra has over 15 years of experience working for international organizations and the corporate sector in Latin America, United States of America and Europe.

Asia

Jim De

Director
India

Himadri “Jim” De has more than 20 years of experience and has worked on more than 35 programmes in India and another 15 in Indonesia.

Asia

Maya Gabitova

Director
Kyrgyzstan

Maya has worked on donor-funded programmes within UN system, USAID, FCO/DFID, DCA, Open society, INGOs and NGOs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan managing all aspects of finance and operations.

Asia

Ralph Leonard

Director
Singapore/Hong Kong

Since 1986, Ralph has raised more than $250 million dollars during his 30 years in Asia.

Europe

Arnaud Marcilhacy

Director
France

For more than 20 years, Arnaud’s international career has led him to advise major institutions in France and around the world on their philanthropic actions, their fundraising and their communication.

Europe

Sarah Player

Director
Ireland

Sarah has a wealth of international experience and understanding of fundraising strategies employed across varied cultural landscapes and how best to adapt and pivot in a changing environment.

Europe

Francesca Mineo

Director
Italy

Francesca is the founder and director of IFCo Italy and has trained in London at the Institute of Fundraising and BBC Training & Development.

Europe

Emilie Compignie

French speaking
Director
Switzerland

Emilie joins IFCo as the organisation’s Director for Switzerland (French speaking). Emilie offers fifteen years of international expertise in fundraising and project management.

Europe

Sven Fäh

German speaking
Director
Switzerland

Sven started his fundraising career at a US-based children’s charity in Zurich, before establishing himself in the Swiss-German fundraising market with Save the Children Alliance.

Europe

Svitlana Kuts

Director
Ukraine

Svitlana has 20 years of practical experience in the NGO sector. She has a number of research publications on civil society, philanthropy, NGOs' organisational capacity building, and better governance in the world and Uk