Bill King, CEO International Fundraising Consultancy

Bill has over 20 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. He is a respected trainer and exceptional mentor.

Bill has had particular success with major appeals, directly managing a successful £30 million plus capital project at Chetham’s School of Music, working as part of the Major Donor team for Manchester Children’s Hospital Appeal, and advising a number of organisations on setting up and running big appeals, including Alton College, Royal Free Hospital, Bedford  College and the Neuro Therapy Centre. He has secured major grants from statutory funders, trusts and foundations, businesses and individuals.

As a consultant, Bill has advised clients on strategy setting and fundraising in a number of countries including the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Thailand and Uganda, working with clients including the International Whaling Commission, BRAC, the Thailand Burma Border Consortium and Brecon Beacons National Park.

Bill holds degrees in Biochemistry and Theology. He is a Director of the Association of Fundraising Consultants.

UK Projects

Interior of National Army Museum

National Army Museum

£1 million Capital Appeal


The Lifeboat Fund

The Lifeboat Fund

Strategic Review
International Whaling Commission

International Whaling Commission (UK)

Identifying external funding sources

World Animal Protection

Major Donor Fundraising

St Mungo's

Major Donor fundraising programme

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Capital Appeal feasibility study

Christian Aid

Street fundraising programme

UK Consultants

Julia Worthington
Charlie Keep
Norma Johnston
Sarah Gray, Senior Consultant
Carol Akiwumi

Client Testimonials

The British Academy Development Team worked with Bill King and his colleagues from the International Fundraising Consultancy on an audit of fundraising activity at the Academy.  The progress which took about three months was constructive and positive.  It is always helpful to have a fresh view point and the IFC provided exactly that with new insight into new approaches and confirmation of the value of the current focus of fundraising.  Their analysis has helped to inform future fundraising planning and to support further investment in the Development Team.

Jo HopkinsDirector of DevelopmentBritish Academy

Clients – IFC

I have worked closely with the IFC for several years. They were instrumental in producing our first Fundraising Strategy, which led to the securing of significant funding for our new heritage centre. “IFC are supporting us again now with securing corporate sponsorships, applications to trusts and reaching high net worth individuals. The focus of their involvement is in meeting our current fundraising targets and long-term sustainability. We have gone back to IFC not only because we trust them but because they understand our organisation and have become part of the team.

Paul ReidDirector