Fundraising legends

Kay Sprinkel Grace: America's doyenne of board excellence and mission development.

by Christiana Stergiou

Kay Sprinkel Grace is a dreamer, a big picture fundraiser. This, along with her special way with words, has made her one of the great fundraisers of our time.

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A tribute to Terry A Murray

by George Smith

Terry Murray was a founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Downes Murray International, the largest fundraising consultancy in South Africa. Terry started out in direct mail fundraising in 1962, building a company that went on to win international awards in the USA, Britain and Europe. The direct mail programmes run by DMI raise millions of rands each year not only from within South Africa but also from overseas donors.

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Farewell my brother

Terry and Michael, together.

by Michael G. Downes

A personal tribute from Michael G. Downes.

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THE PLAN: the launch of child sponsorship, Spain 1937



This exhibit focuses on a documentary film made by Plan International, which shows how the idea of child sponsorship emerged and grew as a response to the dangers faced by children in the Spanish civil war, more than 70 years ago.

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Harold Sumption, Guy Stringer, CBE and Sir Leslie Kirkley, CBE

by George Smith

A profile of Britain’s founding fathers of modern fundraising

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Some closing remarks: more on fundraising legend Guy Stringer

by Ken Burnett

For many years the closing remarks at the International Fund Raising Congress (the gathering of professional fundraisers from around the world that takes place each year outside Amsterdam, in the Netherlands) were delivered by Guy Stringer, formerly director of Oxfam, one-time senior executive with a major manufacturing company and now one of fundraising's most eminent and respected gentlemen.

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