Fundraising think tank Rogare is searching for the best new thinkers in fundraising to join the “movement” that will help us translate our research into professional practice around the world.
For the first time, Rogare is looking to recruit panel members from outside the UK and, as part of the collaboration with the Resource Alliance announced last month, the Resource Alliance will help Rogare identify potential candidates, particularly from the global South. We are also looking for new members from Europe and North America, as well supplementing our UK contingent.
“We are very keen to develop and promote a new generation of fundraising thought leaders whose voices are possibly not currently heard,” says Ian MacQuillin, Rogare’s director. He adds:
“We want to achieve a paradigm shift in the way fundraisers use theory and evidence to tackle the challenges confronting their profession. This is an exciting opportunity for fundraises with excellent critical thinking skills to be part of the movement that delivers this change.”
Using ‘critical fundraising principles’, applicants will be asked to write a 500-word essay that describes what they think is the biggest challenge facing fundraising and what they would do to tackle it.
This will be assessed by a selection panel comprising: Ian MacQuillin, Rogare’s director; Amanda Shepard, the advisory panel’s co-ordinator; Laura Boulton, conference and strategy director of the Resource Alliance; and two other current members of the advisory panel yet to be appointed.
Laura Boulton says the Resource Alliance is “passionate” about giving Rogare and international voice:
“We’re hoping that global voices will offer fresh perspectives on the topics we’re exploring and bring different ways of thinking to the group.”
The application process is now live and runs until 30 June 2015. Application packs can be downloaded from the Rogare website.