Welcome to The Professional Fundraiser

We’re a team of experienced recruiters for charities seeking regular donors, with a sole focus on private-site and experiential fundraising for clients across the UK.

We achieve excellent results for some of the UK’s top 100 charities, recruiting quality donors that will continue to support and engage with a cause for years to come.

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Delivering Excellence and Innovation in Fundraising

We pride ourselves on being a forward thinking and innovative fundraising organisation, pulling out all the stops to deliver a first class fundraising experience for both our clients and their donors. We’re proud of what we do and the results we’ve achieved, and here you can find out more about the what, where, how and who that stands us apart.

What?

We secure quality regular giving through sponsorship, lottery and straightforward monthly donation. We’re also developing experiential fundraising to offer our clients innovative ways to engage with new donors.

Where?

We operate nationwide at fully permitted private venues, such as high-traffic town centre sites, airports and train stations, retail locations, community hubs, and festivals and exhibitions.

How?

Our success is built on a professional but human approach to achieving lasting connections with regular givers. This is backed by experience, the latest technology, and a simple desire to be the best at what we do.

Who?

We’re only as good as who we are, so we place strong emphasis on attracting and holding on to the best talent fundraising has to offer. Maybe that’s why our staff retention rates are among the highest in the sector.

Why choose
The Professional Fundraiser?

There are many reasons charities choose our quality-led approach to face-to-face fundraising. Here are just a few:

An experienced team

Many of us have built successful careers in the sector, over several years. Managing Director Kelvin Hopkins has over a decade’s senior leadership experience in face-to-face fundraising.

Leaders in private-site activity

We’ve always sought to lead the sector by example, with strong ethics, forward thinking and investment in technology, and an unwavering dedication to quality donors and excellent service standards.

A human approach

We’re not about the sale, we’re about conversations that build relationships and inspire people to support the charitable causes we genuinely believe in.

Dedicated fundraisers

We’re supportive and inspiring, so most of our fundraisers have been developing careers with us over many years. They’ve stayed with us because they believe in our approach, and the causes they fundraise for.

Cutting-edge technology

We’ve developed all of our technology in-house, including our apps and fundraising management system. We also generate detailed analytics for donor demographics, attrition rates and recruitment trends.

Sector leading attrition

The donors we attract and secure are of the highest quality, with some of the lowest attrition in the sector, meaning great lifetime value and return on investment for our charity partners.

“Working with Professional Fundraiser was our first leap into face-to-face, and following the results of our initial test campaign we’re certainly excited about the future. What’s impressed us the most is how hard they have worked on every aspect of our campaign; Professional Fundraiser undertook the complete design of our stand graphics and materials creating a thoroughly engaging display, and are clearly knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Overall we have found Professional Fundraiser to offer a first class service; everyone involved with the campaign is friendly and easy to communicate with, and are always happy to go the extra mile. Thanks for everything – we’ve really appreciated having you alongside us on this exciting step for our charity.”

Paul Moore

Individual Giving & Legacies Manager | Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

“The Professional Fundraiser is a fantastic partner for us delivering exceptional quality and great customer service. Their donor retention is most probably the best in the sector, and the quality and longevity of the donors they recruit presents us with a very favourable ROI. It’s not only donor quality where The Professional Fundraiser excel, but also their account management and level of service; easy to communicate with, nothing is ever too much trouble, and all requests are actioned quickly and without additional cost. Complemented with great mystery shopping results, regulatory compliance, and an unbelievably low level of complaints, Professional Fundraiser is the perfect fundraising partner for us, and provides us with a very low-maintenance fundraising campaign.”

Sherene Cawley

Direct Marketing Manager | Cats Protection

We’d love to hear from you

Contact us today if you’re a charity interested in our individual and effective approach to face-to-face fundraising.