About Me

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This page is a fantastic example of terrible communications. It’s all about me, and nothing about you.

I used to work in Sales and I used to work in Finance – two of the most evil professions in the world. But put them together and you get Fundraising…the beautiful profession.

I started working in Fundraising in 2004 and I love it. I genuinely look forward to work every day and I’ve realised that everyone can have a job they love…it took me over 30 different jobs in my life to get here. I’ve worked agency side and charity side.

I tweet obsessively from @ToastFundraiser. I’m also on LinkedIn right here.

I’m the only person in Ireland with a Certificate in Fundraising, a Diploma in Fundraising, and a CFRE. I’m a member of the AFP and the IoF and also sit on the Advisory Panel of Rogare the international fundraising think tank.

I’m available for training and available for speaking at conferences/events/media on topics such as The War On Non-Profits, Why Charities Are Doomed, as well as all things charity and fundraising. I especially enjoy working with small organisations with little or no fundraising, who just don’t know where to start.

I received Fundraising Ireland’s ‘Small Budget, Big Impact’ award in 2016, and have previously won Supplier of the Year, Eircom’s Start-up Award and the Toastmasters UK & Ireland International Speech Contest

I sang on stage with Pavarotti in Hong Kong. I have 14 things left to do in life before I die. I’ve been filming one second of my life everyday since the beginning of 2013. I have a son who is slowly killing me.

You can e-mail me at simon@changefundraising.com