Research Advisory Board
Our volunteer Research Advisory Board members represent the UK higher education fundraising industry and are guiding the study’s research questions, communications and recommendations. They are charged with challenging assumptions, keeping an open mind to results and bringing the perspective of practitioners to the project.
She has delivered several qualitative and quantitative alumni and supporter research studies and has particular expertise in focus group moderation, survey design and qualitative analysis.
Holly began her education fundraising career in donor relations at The University of Auckland and later led the University of Nottingham development team’s strategic planning and project management function.
Since founding Holly Palmer Consulting in 2016, she has presented at industry conferences on topics including creating a relationship fundraising culture, how to improve donor retention and how to design a meaningful alumni research study.
Holly is a a full member of the Institute of Fundraising.
Sophie is starting a PhD in October 2018, and will be researching consumer vulnerability in the context of LGBT identity at Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow. She is a graduate of Abertay University, and will (fingers crossed) graduate in November with an MSc from the University of Strathclyde.
Lee has particular expertise in Raiser’s Edge, Alteryx and Tableau software and is the architect behind our trademark interactive ‘survey explorers’ that bring client survey results to life. But don’t let his technical expertise fool you! Lee regularly engages with industry issues, trends and debates, contributing to research and think-pieces on fundraising ethics, strategy, regulation and innovation.
Lee is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising.
After a year as Alumni Relations Officer at the Edinburgh Academy, Eve joined Heriot-Watt University to manage their Regular Giving programme. In this role she has been given the opportunity to develop and introduce new concepts across a range of platforms.
While it was as a student caller that Andreas learnt how important donations are, it’s as a legacy officer that he came to value donor relationships, stewardship and experience. He looks forward to working with the Higher Education Donor Experience Research Project as they push to learn not only how to can serve great causes, but also how we to serve our donors.
Alex’s approach is to build and develop effective teams, with the right skills and support to deliver digital solutions to improve business and make data-driven decisions to drive fundraising and engagement.
Alex is a trustee of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, developing his experience of charity governance and helping them to rethink their fundraising strategy. He was co-chair of the inaugural CASE Development Services in 2013 and continued as Chair until 2015 and regularly presents for CASE in Europe and Africa.
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