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ACQUIRE Fundraising

Acquire Fundraising works with charities, schools and community organisations, providing specialist fundraising services and training to support organisations to acquire the funding they need to deliver their goals and ambitions.

Director, Simon Pearson MInstF, leads our fundraising services and training courses. We work with partner organisations including specialist funding research agency Prospecting for Gold in delivering our services.

Simon Pearson MInstF - Director, Acquire Fundraising

Simon has 25 years professional fundraising experience, working in senior fundraising management roles with leading UK charities. Senior roles include Head of Fundraising for an NHS Foundation Trust Charity; Director of Income Generation with a national health-based charity; Head of Development at a leading Russell Group UK University and Head of Fundraising at a major Children's Hospice. As well as fundraising management roles with Cancer Research and children's cancer charities.

An experienced fundraising consultant, specialising in Fundraising Strategy, Capital Appeals, Trusts and Grants, Individual Giving, Corporate, Events & Community Fundraising, Funding Feasibility Studies and Funding Research. Work with clients in the fields of Education, Health/Medical, Arts and Culture, Children/Young People, Environment and Heritage. Working with Trustees, Governors, Senior Management Teams, Fundraising Committees and Fundraising Teams.

As a fundraising trainer he has delivered fundraising training programmes and seminars for charities and schools on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising; Plymouth University - Institute of Education and other voluntary sector organisations.

Member of the Institute of Fundraising since 1996. Speaker at Institute of Fundraising and other professional fundraising conferences.

Funding Research Partner

Andrew Thomas FInstF - CEO, Prospecting for Gold

Established in 1999, Prospecting for Gold is the leading prospect research agency to the not for profit sector. Offering a full range of funding research services and support, they have worked with over 1000 not for profit organisations, helping them to raise millions of pounds for good causes. 

Andrew is a founding member and Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising and has spent over 35 years fundraising with NGOs and charities.


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