Our donors

We all know the power of a proper thank you. Every organisation and person whose name appears on this page is a SOFII hero and deserves our most heartfelt thanks. Their 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 gift now, visit our partnerships page, or contact us to discuss how you’d like to support SOFII and great fundraising. Here’s why SOFII supporter Reinier Spruit of Reinier Fundraising donates to SOFII each year:

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‘From the moment I started as a fundraiser I’ve been looking for insights and inspiration to improve my own fundraising. There is so much information available online that you could feel overwhelmed. But there are a few go-to resources and SOFII is one of my absolute favourites. I've become an annual SOFII supporter, not just because what I found so far was so valuable to me, but I also want other fundraisers to enjoy the collected wisdom SOFII has to offer in the years to come. I encourage you to join this terrific list of donors!’   

SOFII business partners

Donors in this group give a kind and generous annual gift of £5,000 or more. Ten per cent of this sum will be regarded as sponsorship so that supporters can be recognised in the following ways:

• Name, logo and biography displayed below and in our partner banner at the bottom of every SOFII page
• Opportunity to share a personal message with SOFII users
• A press release sent to all SOFII users announcing their generosity and support
• Receive a SOFII logo (widget) for display on their page
• Receive regular progress reports from SOFII

Blackbaud

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

SOFII business partner since 2011

Visit Blackbaud’s website

Bluefrog

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

Grizzard Global Consulting and Idearaising

Chip Grizzard heads Grizzard Global Consulting and also directs strategy at Idearaising. Grizzard has served hundreds of charities and focuses on helping organisations develop a new model of fundraising that holistically balances high-touch approaches for middle and major donors, planned giving, and stewardship along with direct marketing and annual giving.

Visit Grizzard Global Consulting and Idearaising’s website

SOFII partners

Donors in this group give a kind annual gift of £1,000-£4,999. Ten per cent of this sum will be regarded as sponsorship so that supporters can be recognised in the following ways:

• Name, logo and biography displayed below and in our partner banner at the bottom of every SOFII page
• A press release sent to all SOFII users announcing their generosity and support
• Receive a SOFII logo (widget) for display on their page
• Receive regular progress reports from SOFII

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

Visit Agents of Good’s website

Think

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

AskDirect

Ask Direct. Our 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

Visit Remarkable Partnerships’s website

SOFII supporters

These kind donors give up to £999 per year. They receive regular progress reports from SOFII, are given a free ticket to our IWITOT events, and also receive a SOFII logo to display proudly on their webpage.

Francesco Ambrogetti

Tom Ahern 

Michelle Berriman 

Julie Berthoud-Jury

Lisa Blackwell

David Carrington

Daryl Upsall Consulting International

Flat Earth Direct

John Grain

Tanya Jackson

Simone Joyaux

Roger Lawson

Dominique Leeming

Craig Linton

=mc The Management Centre

Sarah Masters

Rachael Moore

Meredith Niles

Valerie Pletcher

Reinier Fundraising

Claire Routley

Lisa Sargent

Lyndall Stein

Stephen Thomas

Anna-Kirstin Whaley

Rebecca Wilson