This is a new blog site, designed for Fundraising professionals and those with a more general interest in the INGO sector. I’m aiming to blog roughly once a month, depending on “events, dear boy, events”.

The 25 years of my working life has spanned commercial and charity sectors, consumer and business-to-business, small and large organisations. I have worked primarily in marketing, with specific functional expertise on strategic marketing, communications, branding, innovation and charity fundraising.

In my current role I am responsible for Oxfam’s public fundraising, leading a team of over 60 marketing and fundraising professionals bringing in over ¬£85m per annum for one of the UK’s biggest charities.

I am a member of the Institute of Fundraising and on the Advisory Panel for Rogare, the Fundraising Think Tank and previous fundraising conference speaker (IFC / IoF). I am also a board member of Oxfam Sweden.

I have an avid interest in trying to make the world a better place. Outside of my day job I read, talk and think a lot about this. This site is aimed to help by bringing new thoughts and external perspectives¬†primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at the world of fundraising. I hope you find it stimulating. Whether you agree with me or not I’d be interested in your views – leave a comment on the site or Twitter me.

Paul Vanags.