Our donors

We all know the power of a proper thank you. Every organisation and individual on this page deserves our most heartfelt thanks. Their regular generous gifts have helped build SOFII up to be what it is today – an inspiring resource for fundraisers around the world.

Would you like to join them? You can make a one-off gift now, join the SOFII One Hundred, or contact Lynda Harwood-Compton (lynda@sofii.org) to discuss how you’d like to support SOFII and great fundraising. Here’s why Reinier Spruit of Reinier Fundraising donates to SOFII each year:


SOFII business partners


Blackbaud is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.

SOFII business partner since 2011

Visit Blackbaud’s website


Bluefrog is a group of people who come up with amazing ideas that result in a better world for all of us to live in.

SOFII business partner since 2010

Visit Bluefrog’s website

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. Our mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice.

SOFII business partner since 2014

Visit The Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s website

Open Fundraising

Open Fundraising brings the right people together to change the world. We crunch numbers and tell stories in order to create and nurture relationships between charities and the people who support them. Open came up with the concept of SOFII's flagship event I Wish I'd Thought Of That and have helped to organise IWITOT in the UK.

SOFII business partner since 2010

Visit Open Fundraising ’s website

Fundraising Everywhere

Fundraising Everywhere is the training and support network created by fundraisers, for fundraisers. We believe in a sector where fundraisers can do their job confidently and safely, and we work collaboratively with groups and individuals to make this a reality! From on-demand training and exciting virtual conferences to a cracking network of people that have got your back, you'll find what you need at Fundraising Everywhere.

SOFII business partner since 2022

Visit Fundraising Everywhere’s website

The Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent

The Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent is a leading centre of philanthropy research, teaching and public engagement. Founded in 2008, Kent's Masters programme in Philanthropic Studies is popular with fundraisers. In 2023 they are launching a fundraiser apprenticeship suitable for new and junior fundraisers seeking to develop their capacity and confidence to attract major and sustainable donated income. All courses are delivered online to fit around work and home commitments.

SOFII business partner since 2022

Visit The Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent’s website

SOFII partners

Agents of Good

Agents of Good is a direct response and donor communications collective. One of our early lessons was that money follows value. We are students of relationship fundraising, nerdy about direct response and direct marketing, obsessive about the 1,000 things you must do to create a growing fundraising program, and – most importantly – we are emotional and vulnerable in our pursuit of #donorlove. 

SOFII partner since 2016

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THINK works with not for profit organisations the world over. Clients come to us with all kinds of challenges. With each challenge, we take a fresh approach informed by the team’s combined experience and a connection to the sector.

SOFII partner since 2010

Visit Think’s website


Ask Direct’s job is to inspire people to take action – as many people as possible. In ways that make sense to them. For the causes they believe in. For a better world.

SOFII partner since 2018

Visit AskDirect’s website

The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ)

The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) is the professional body that represents fundraising in New Zealand. In delivering its mission, FINZ is concerned with:

  • Providing the best educational events to lead and educate fundraisers;
  • Developing standards of practice to enhance the integrity and professionalism of fundraisers and the fundraising sector;
  • Advocating the value of fundraising to society and government in order to empower fundraisers in their work in and with communities.

SOFII partner since 2021

Visit The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) ’s website

Remarkable Partnerships

Remarkable Partnerships is a consultancy enabling companies and charities to build partnerships for a better world. We specialise in creating partnerships based on shared purpose, because they are more ambitious and last longer. We have over 50-years’ experience building major corporate-charity partnerships and our clients include Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Deafblind UK, Parkinson’s UK, SolarAid and Sumatran Orangutan Society.

SOFII partner since 2021

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The Saltways

The Saltways was founded by fundraiser Emma and her documentary-making brother Peter. We help charities to change the world through authentic storytelling films and animations. Ethical storytelling is at the heart of our work, as the stories we choose to tell and how we tell them matters. We help charities of all sizes –working together to produce compelling content that gets results. As well as film production and animation, we also provide support for editing, storytelling, messaging and hold workshops on creating content using your phone. We understand the transformative power of storytelling and can’t wait to help more charities to share their stories with the world. 

SOFII partner since 2023

Visit The Saltways’s website

The SOFII One Hundred

These kind donors give a regular gift of up to £999 each year. You can find out more about joining the SOFII One Hundred, here.


Dominique Antarakis

Tom Ahern 

Carol Akiwumi

Andrew Barton

Michelle Berriman 

Lisa Blackwell

Ken Burnett

Samuel Butler

David Carrington

Angela Cluff

Donna Day Lafferty

Xuela Edwards

Paul Farthing

Sarah Goddard

Matthew Gibson

Jim Hilborn

Tanya Jackson

Marina Jones

Andy King

Roger Lawson

Dominique Leeming

John Lepp

Craig Linton

Heather Little

Lee Lloyd

Amanda Long

Stephanie Maitland

Claire McMinn

Rachael Moore

Annie Moreton

Meredith Niles

Jeremy Payne

Annie Perez

Valerie Pletcher

Claire Routley

David Reeves

Charmaine Shah

Jenny Sheriff

Matthew Sherrington

Hannah-Mae Trow

Richard Turner

Erica Waasdorp

Abi White

Rebecca Wilson


Daryl Upsall/Daryl Upsall Consulting International

John Grain/John Grain Associates

Reinier Spruit/Reinier Fundraising

Stephen Thomas/ST (Stephen Thomas Ltd)