Adrian Sargeant is Chief Executive of The Philanthropy Centre. Formerly the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, Adrian is passionate about achieving massive growth in philanthropy. All his work is focussed on achieving that by developing the value that donors get from their giving. He specialises in the new science of philanthropic psychology, a science that is routinely doubling the income for those charities that apply it . Adrian has received many awards and honors for his services to the profession and was named to the prestigious Nonprofit Times Power and Influence List in 2010. He received a Civil Society Award for his services to fundraising and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Fundraising in 2016.
Jen Shang is Director of Research at The Philanthropy Centre. She is also Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at the University of Plymouth where she serves as Professor of Philanthropic Psychology. Professor Shang was the first student to graduate from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s PhD in Philanthropic Studies program. She is passionate about enhancing the experience that donors have of philanthropy and in particular the contribution that it can make to their personal sense of wellbeing. Her work has appeared in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. He research clients have included the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Save the Children, Oxfam, Tearfund and Goodwill Industries.
Tom Ahern is Chief Copywriter at The Philanthropy Centre. The New York Times recently called Tom Ahern “one of the country’s most sought-after creators of fund-raising messages.” He specialises in applying the discoveries of psychology and neuroscience to the day-to-day business of attracting and retaining donors. He’s authored six well-received books; his latest is What Your Donors Want…and Why! Each year, Tom teaches thousands of fundraisers internationally about donor communications through conferences, webinars and online courses. Included amongst his audit and training clients: ADRA, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Chabad on Campus, Christus Health, Plan International (US), Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, SOS Children’s Villages, and USA for UNHCR.
Emma Bryant is Client Services Director at The Philanthropy Centre. She holds the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma in Fundraising qualification and is also a tutor for the recently launched online Certificate program. Emma has experience of teaching fundraising in multiple countries including the United States. Most recently Emma was co-developer of the educational website www.studyfundraising.info a hub for fundraising related information, for both students and practitioners.
Harriet Day is a Research Fellow at The Philanthropy Centre. Harriet holds a law degree from the University of Exeter and is also a graduate of the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising qualification program. Harriet has published a series of research reports in the domain of philanthropy and fundraising and was recently co-developer of the educational website www.studyfundraising.info.