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.

Let’s talk

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…

John Baguley, Chair IFC Group

John Baguley

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.

Sarah Gray, Senior Consultant

Sarah Gray

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.

Bill King, CEO International Fundraising Consultancy

Bill King

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

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.

Arnaud Marilhacy

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.

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.

IFC's fundraising consultancy in Ireland

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.

Francesca Mineo

Director Italy

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

Joe Kiarie

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.

Maya Gabitova

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.

Karina Sandoval

MBA MSc | Director LATAM

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

Carol Akiwumi

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.

Ralph Leonard

Director Singapore/Hong Kong

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

Sven Fah

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.

Emilie Compignie

Director Switzerland

Emilie is our Director for Switzerland (French speaking). Emilie offers fifteen years of international expertise in fundraising and project management.

Sam Kayongo

Director Tanzania

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.

Svitlana Kuts

Director Ukraine

For almost 20 years of practical work in the NGOs, Svitlana has a number of research publications on civil society, philanthropy, NGOs organizational capacity building and better governance in the world and Ukraine.

Laurence Pagnoni

Laurence Pagnoni

Director USA

As career fundraiser, Laurence has a very unique and specific vision. For over thirty years his executive leadership has been dedicated to fundraising planning.