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ABOUT US

We provide the money you need to do what you want

Vantage Fundraising is comprised of a team of professionals covering all aspects of fundraising and income generation. We work with a broad range of organisations from arts and education-based initiatives through to overseas development and medical research. If we have one speciality it is taking charities into the top 5% of income-generation  entities.

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THE TEAM

Expertise to help realise your plans

NICK RYAN

Nick is a development professional with a broad range of fundraising experience in both the charity and education sectors, having raised tens of millions of pounds of non-statutory funds and hundreds of millions of pounds of statutory income for good causes. Nick learnt the art of fundraising at blue-chip charities Help the Aged and the NSPCC, before heading the fundraising division at the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust from 2005 to 2012. His income-to-cost ratio during this period was over 20:1, with 5:1 being considered good. He was the founder and CEO of Schools Funding Network for six years before setting up Vantage Fundraising. He has a post-graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His book Raising Funds for your School is the definitive education fundraising book

JONATHAN CATHERALL

Jonathan has nearly two decades of experience as a funder and as a fundraiser. On the grant-giving side, he has worked for the Wellcome Trust and the Museums Association in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. On the fundraising side, he has raised over £20 million for local and national charities in the health, housing, advice, and social enterprise sectors.  He is an expert in project design and delivery, and how doing the design well can transform your fundraising.

VERONICA MARTIN

Veronica has more than 25 years’ experience in fundraising and sales. She has advised and worked for numerous charities including Whizz-Kidz, Elizabeth Finn Care, the Brain and Spine Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease Association and was founding Chair and Trustee of Generating Genius.  She has a Degree in Marketing and Advertising and a Masters in Charity Marketing and Fundraising

NIGEL TAILYOUR

Nigel is a leading fundraiser, with a specific interest in trusts, community and volunteering support. After raising funds for a number of charities, including the Samaritans, Nigel set up and ran About Fundraising for many years. The latter merged with Vantage Fundraising in 2016. Nigel has numerous funding contacts and is also an expert in prospect research and database work. He is a published author, including a book covering Volunteering.

 

WHY WE EXIST

Purpose

  • Our purpose is to make the world a better place. We do this by enabling charities to fulfil their dreams through the building of robust income-generation machines.


Values

  • Constantly adding value to clients

  • Understanding the real, deep aims of our clients

  • Continually improving our client proposition and impact

  • Being productivity leaders

  • Being the best at what we do

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