This event is for members of the SW Development Directors' Forum. If your charity is not a member and would like to join, please contact Nancy Chambers (see below).
We are delighted to welcome Giles Pegram CBE to the SW Development Directors' Forum meeting this Autumn to participate in a Q&A with Andrew Kelly of Bristol Festival of Ideas. You will have your chance to ask Giles searching questions.
“Giles is without question the leading European fundraising thinker of the last 25 years. He built NSPCC up into one of the most admired UK charities- delivering extraordinary results while re-writing the rules for major campaign strategy. He will undoubtedly bring his keen and insightful mind to any challenge he addresses.”
"Giles Pegram is one of the UK's truly great fundraisers. A world class strategist and thinker he is an inspiration to all those he has contact with. Its as simple as that."
Professor Adrian Sargeant
Giles Pegram CBE has been involved in fundraising since he was at school, where he set up an Oxfam group and in 1969 organised ‘ Oxfam Walk ’69 ‘, the biggest-ever sponsored walk. At Sussex University, he helped to set up "Outset", a new charity for single, homeless people and, on leaving university with a degree in Logic, joined Help the Aged, starting a special department to raise funds in secondary schools.
He joined the NSPCC as Appeals Director and subsequently set up the highly successful 1984 Centenary Appeal. This appeal raised £15 million, a record at the time in the UK. Giles grew the NSPCC’s income from donors and supporters from £3 million to £145 million, whilst the ground-breaking FULL STOP Appeal raised £250,000,000 to kick-start the Society's campaign to end cruelty to children. Giles continued as Appeals Director until 2010.
Giles Pegram was nominated UK Professional Fundraiser of the Year 1994 and received the Institute of Fundraising/Professional Fundraising Awards "Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising" award in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising. He was appointed a CBE in 2011.
Andrew Kelly is director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England. His projects in Bristol include the strategic planning of culture across the city; leading Bristol’s bid to be capital of culture in 2008; Brunel 200; Bristol 800; and the annual Bristol Great Reading Adventure. He led the cultural regeneration of Harbourside Bristol in the 1990s; was director of the Brief Encounters Film Festival for five years; worked on the development, management and implementation of the Bristol Legible City project between 1997-2002. In 2014 he directed Bristol 2014, the largest UK programme commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Andrew is the author of 12 books, including All Quiet on the Western Front, the Story of a Film; Cinema and the Great War; and Brunel – In love with the impossible (with Melanie Kelly). In addition to the Festival of Ideas Andrew was instrumental in securing Bristol as the European Green Capital in 2015. Find out from Andrew what is next for Bristol by joining us at this event!