Adrian Sargeant @AdrianSargeant
Adrian Sargeant is a world class plenary speaker and international fundraising consultant. He is the Robert F Hartsook Professor of Fundraising at Indiana University, Professor of Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising at Bristol Business School (UK) and an Adjunct Professor of Fundraising at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities in the domain of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. He was the founding Managing Editor of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing and is the author of numerous books including‘Fundraising Principles and Practice’ and ‘Fundraising Management' published by Jossey Bass and Routledge, respectively.
In 2004 Professor Sargeant pioneered the public information website www.charityfacts.org which will shortly be developed to provide a similar service to the public in the United States. The site is underpinned by an ongoing and ground breaking study tracking the fundraising performance of a cross section of charities. Most recently Professor Sargeant developed the UK’s new National Occupational Standard for Fundraising (specifying the skills and knowledge required of fundraisers working in a variety of different roles within the profession) and a new suite of fundraising qualifications for the Institute of Fundraising in London. Their Certificate and Diploma in Fundraising Management launched in January 2010. Also in 2010 he launched a new online resource for students of fundraising. www.studyfundraising.info which provides topic summaries, recommended reading lists, article downloads and a series of self-test quizzes.
In 2010 he received the Civil Society Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising and was named to the prestigious Nonprofit Times’ Top 50 Power and Influence List. He was also voted the 3rd most influential person in fundraising by readers of Fundraising m