Richard Turner’s great story

Richard Turner’s advice for all fundraisers is to have a great story to tell. And the place to start looking for it is among all the people who benefit from the cause you fundraise for.

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Richard Turner
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May 21, 2014

At the time of writing Richard worked for ActionAid UK as director of fundraising.

'I left truly inspired after meeting this girl and finding out the impact that the child sponsorship programme had on her life'.—Richard Turner

Richard's great story comes from a young girl he met in one of his trips to India. She was a part of the ActionAid's child sponsorship programme. 'She was a real inspiration’ says Richard. So, start looking for those great stories!

About the author: Richard Turner

Richard Turner

Richard Turner was chief fundraiser at Solar Aid from 2011 to 2016 and is senior consultant for Alan Clayton Associates. 

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