Fundraising Objects

Ian MacQuillin


Ian MacQuillin MCIoF(Dip) is the director of Rogare, which he founded in 2014. He’s recognised as a leading thinker on fundraising ethics having devised a new normative theory of professional ethics – Rights Balancing Fundraising Ethics. Ian has also created the new field of Anti-Donation Theory with which to better understand the negative attitudes some people hold about being asked to give to charity.

He writes a regular column for Third Sector magazine and regularly contributes to the specialist charity media around the world. He is also regularly asked to talk about fundraising by the print/online and broadcast media, and has appeared on programmes such as Radio 4’s Today and PM programmes and BBC and Sky TV news. Ian is also an in-demand speaker on the global fundraising conference circuit.

He is a member of the certification committee of the European Fundraising Association, which assesses the qualification/educational programmes of EFA members; and a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing and the AFP’s magazine Advancing Philanthropy.

Ian has worked in the fundraising sector since 2001. As editor of Professional Fundraising magazine from 2001 to 2006, he was widely acknowledged as being a key influential advocate for and critical friend of fundraising, regularly being voted into the top 10 most influential people in fundraising.

From 2006-2009, Ian was an account director at charity specialist PR agency TurnerPR before joining the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) as head of communications, where his strategic comms expertise significantly reduced negative media coverage of street fundraisers.