Simon Burne

William Quarrier – the most determined fundraiser of all time?

by Simon Burne

Be inspired by the most determined fundraiser of all time. Using an approach not designed for the faint-hearted, William Quarrier went into a room full of wealthy people and walked out with enough money to fund a village for homeless children in Glasgow. But how did he do it? And what can we learn from this fundraising superstar?

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About the author

Simon has worked in the voluntary sector for 38 years, the last 27 in fundraising and marketing. He established ITDG’s (now Practical Action’s) fundraising operation in the 80s and has been director of fundraising/marketing at Acorns Children’s Hospice, NCH (now Action for Children) and recently at The Children’s Society. For eight years, he was a senior consultant with THINK Consulting Solutions. Simon was chair of the Institute of Fundraising from 2000-2003 and writes and talks extensively about fundraising and marketing.