John is the CEO of the International Fundraising Consultancy (IFC). 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, he also worked for Oxfam and Freedom From Torture.
He launched the International Fundraising Consultancy in 2000 and has undertaken consultancy and lectured around the globe. Clients have included Amnesty, Council of Europe, WHO, UNICEF, Cancer Research and numerous others worldwide.
Fundraising and Zombies, his latest book is a survival guide for everyone involved in charities and non-profits. His PhD thesis “The Globalization of NGOs” is published by VDM.
John has established Top Table a regular business breakfast meeting for the directors of fundraising in the UK and First Fridays, the forums for free fundraising advice alongside IFC’s branches in London, Ottawa, Milan, Amsterdam and Geneva. John also founded Wikifund.info the wiki for fundraisers 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 and was awarded their Lifetime Contribution Award in 2016.
In 2013 and 2014 IFC was awarded Best Strategic Fundraising Consultancy by the Institute of Fundraising UK, and became Charity Times Consultancy of the Year in 2015.