Sarah has been Loughborough University’s Supporter Relations Officer for eight years. In her stewardship role, Sarah uses her knowledge of motivational behaviour and psychology to ensure that she always follows the motto of ‘people don’t always remember what you say or do, but they will always remember how you made them feel.’
Sarah has experience in event management, customer service, managing her own pipeline of donors and volunteers, and implementing and creating stewardship and cultivation strategies and donor journeys for all giving levels including legacy gifts. Sarah also mentors several stewardship professionals across the UK and is launching the East Midlands Stewardship Network later this year with other stewardship professionals from Nottingham Trent and Nottingham University.
Dan runs Engagement Consultancy. It focuses on audience engagement, strategic planning and learning & development in the not-for-profit and higher education sectors. Dan is also an executive coach working with organisations to improve performance, develop staff and create lasting impact. Prior to his consultancy, Dan worked for over 14 years in senior leadership roles at the University of Birmingham, Oxfam and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Peter joined the Global Development team at Imperial College in December 2017 where he is Head of Development (Asia). He is responsible for raising philanthropic support for the College across East and Southeast Asia, and (subject to Global Pandemics) travels almost monthly focusing his work on China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. He acts as a point of contact across the advancement division with respect to working in Asia, and assists with alumni relations and other work in the region. He insists he "doesn't suffer from jetlag", but drinks suspiciously large quantities of coffee when on the road, although he has gone coffee-total since the end of the March.
Prior to joining Imperial College, Peter worked for Merton College, University of Oxford, in regular giving and subsequently major gifts (during which time, he first began working internationally across North America and Asia).
Whilst completing his studies at Oxford as a student, Peter first worked in fundraising as a student caller, and later a student supervisor, at the University of Oxford Development Office.
Ben Siddall joined Global Development within Imperial College London’s Advancement division in December 2017. Covering Europe, Ben is responsible for raising philanthropic support from alumni and friends overseas, as well as increasing engagement and raising the institution’s profile. Focusing on key markets including Switzerland, Norway, Benelux and Greece, Ben has built a donor programme on the continent as Imperial’s first dedicated fundraiser for Europe, unlocking previously untapped philanthropic opportunities for now and the future.
During his Art History degree, Ben started his fundraising career as a student caller for the University of Sussex. He went onto work in the development offices of English National Opera and then Imperial War Museums, holding numerous roles across individual giving, memberships, corporate partnerships and major gifts.
Professor Jen Shang is the world’s first PhD in Philanthropy. She is also the world’s only philanthropic psychologist. Her research has been covered in the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Advancing Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Times. Jen has been published in numerous academic journals including, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, the Economic Journal, Experimental Economics, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Her research has been funded by the Society of Judgment and Decision Making, the National Science Foundation, The Aspen Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Hewlett Foundation.