Seven fundraisers have been elected as Fellows of the Institute of Fundraising. The honours were announced at the Institute's National Convention in London.
Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: "I am very proud to announce these new Fellows of the Institute of Fundraising. Their appointment reflects their outstanding contribution to fundraising - they truly are jolly good fellows."
Fellows are elected in recognition for "having made a special contribution to both the fundraising profession and the Institute". They are nominated by other members and the Board of Trustees chooses which to elect.
Announcing the call for nominations in May this year, Lewis explained: "A Fellow could be someone who has done a lot to advance the professionalism of fundraising, or taken on our sector’s learning agenda; a fundraiser who has developed a new approach, or who has led well by example."
2012 Fellows of the Institute of Fundraising
Carol Akiwumi - vice Chair of IoF's Black Fundraisers Network and active member of the London Regional Group
Bill Bruty - fundraising consultant and trainer, for his wider contribution to fundraising and the IoF
Ian Clark - previous Director of Fundraising for the Diocese of Chichester, and long term volunteer for IoF. Currently member of IoF's Policy Advisory Board
Alan Gosschalk - Fundraising Director at RNID, Shelter and currently SCOPE and previous Chair of the IoF. Founder of the Impact coalition
Gill Jolly - fundraising consultant and trainer, and active member of IoF's East Anglia Group Howard Lake - founder of UK Fundraising, and guru on digital fundraising
Howard Lake - founder of UK Fundraising, and digital fundraising pioneer
Russell Thomson - Director of Fundraising at the Royal British Legion and former Chair of IoF's Convention Board