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Richard Turner

Richard Turner has been a fundraiser for 25 years. in 2001 he was awarded Fundraiser of the Year by the Institute of Fundraising. He is currently Chief Fundraiser at SolarAid – a charity which runs a social enterprise in Africa. He regularly blogs and tweets on the subject of fundraising as @ifundraiser, or you can read his blog at

Posts by Richard Turner

Community Insights: Richard Turner

  In our latest post for our Community Insights series, we talk to Richard Turner, Chief Fundraiser at SolarAid about his career as a fundraiser and the biggest opportunities in digital fundraising.     Tell us a bit about yourself and your career so far.   I’ve been a fundraiser for 25 years, this year! Not […]

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The Speed of Light – Helping to Spread Some Sunshine

  Imagine new supporters donating to your cause every week. People who have been contacted by a friend and inspired to donate who then go on to ask their network of contacts to do the same.   Imagine a corporate partnership where each month they can show the impact of their support on their website […]

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SolarAid’s Impact Calculator: What Impact Will My Donation Make?

    We are very excited at SolarAid at the creation of an impact calculator on our website where donors can type in the amount they wish to give and our calculator provides the impact it will have. Give it a go yourself here.   Most fundraising uses activities or items from a budget line […]

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