John Baguley, Chair IFC Group

John Baguley PhD, MBA, MInstF

John is the Chair of Group IFC, which includes the various country IFCs, assisting the country directors to deliver the best possible service to their clients.

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.

John is an experienced and accomplished management and fundraising consultant, international speaker and trainer with an entrepreneurial flair. He offers a unique combination of practical and theoretical experience in the voluntary and private sectors having specialised in fundraising and the international development of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Specialisms include strategy, management, capital appeals, major donor development, digital and international fundraising.

Well known for galvanising Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth in the 80s and 90s, he also worked for Oxfam and the Freedom from Torture.

He launched the International Fundraising Consultancy in 2000 and has undertaken consultancy and lectured around the globe. Clients include the Council of Europe, WHO, UNICEF, Cancer Research and numerous others worldwide.

Successful Fundraising, his guide for fundraisers of all disciplines, is now in its second edition and is also available in Russian. His PhD thesis “The Globalization of NGOs” is published by VDM. All his books and e-books are available on Amazon.

John has established First Fridays, the forums for free fundraising advice alongside IFC’s branches in London, Ottawa, Milan and Amsterdam. John also founded the wiki for fundraisers and has a blog on UK Fundraising and the IFC website.

John was a Trustee of the Institute of Fundraising UK from 2006-2012 and is the Co-founder of the Institute of Professional Fundraising Ukraine. He is now a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising UK.

He is on the Council of Europe expert panel for Ljubljana II Process for the sustainable development of Europe’s cultural heritage.

In 2013 and 2014 IFC was awarded Best Strategic Fundraising Consultancy by the Institute of Fundraising UK.

In 2016 he was awarded the Institute of Fundraising Lifetime Contribution Award.