University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy Board members

The work of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy is guided by our Board. Its role is to advise the Centre on strategy and the range of projects the team will complete as well as provide guidance on how to engage with the communities we serve. We are very grateful to all members of our Board for their ongoing commitment and support.

Simone Joyaux – Chair

Simone P Joyaux is a consultant specialising in fund development, strategic planning and governance. In addition to consulting, Simone speaks worldwide and teaches in a philanthropy graduate programme in the US.

She has written three books – Strategic Fund Development, now in its third edition; Keep Your Donors (co-written with Tom Ahern); and Firing Lousy Board Members – and has contributed to several others.

Simone regularly serves on boards, often as chair, and currently serves as chair of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, USA. As a volunteer, she founded the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, a social justice organisation.

Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern is considered one of the world’s top authorities on making donor communications profitable. He's written five well-received how-to books on the topic. He delivers dozens of workshops to eager audiences worldwide each year. His specialities are ‘donor-centricity’, and applying the discoveries of psychology and neuroscience.

He is also in demand as a copywriter. He's the busy pen behind one of America's most-admired hospital direct mail programmes. He's authored dozens of capital campaign cases. And his bequest marketing efforts have seen unusual success.

Ahern's recent clients range from SOS Children's Villages to University of Chicago to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

Matt Beem

Matt is President and CEO of fundraising consultancy Hartsook. He has co-authored textbook chapters and journal articles with Gene Temple, founding dean of the Lilly School of Philanthropy, and Professor Adrian Sargeant; and his first book, Performance-Driven Fundraising: Taking Control of Your Success, was published in 2009 by ASR Media. 

With a degree in journalism and a master’s in public administration, Matt is an adjunct faculty member at Avila University and a fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Matt was a Graceland University trustee from 2008-2014, chairing its development committee from 2010-2014, and is currently on the board of the Central Methodist University's President's Council. 

Roger Craver

Roger Craver is a pioneer in donor-designed strategies and brings an experienced and critical eye to the greatest problem faced by today’s nonprofits: donor retention.

Roger is the author of “Retention Fundraising: the art and science of keeping your donors for life” published by Emerson & Church in 2014, Editor of The Agitator, a daily blog covering fundraising trends, and is a founder of DonorVoice, a research and advisory firm specialising in retention and donor experience management.

Roger helped launch many of the household names in the nonprofit advocacy sector including Common Cause, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International and helped revitalise older organisations including the ACLU, the NAACP, Sierra Club and League of Women Voters. 

Roger has conducted capital and annual fundraising campaigns, advocacy and membership drives in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe. He holds a B.A. degree from Dickinson College and a J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center.

Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant. Her published books include: Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops, Raising More with Less, and 50 A$ks in 50 Weeks. She is a frequent speaker at conferences as well as at non-profit staff and board retreats. She became an AFP certified Master Trainer in 2009. Amy currently serves as the President of the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey Chapter. She became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 and received her advanced certification, ACFRE, in 2013. 

Amy shares free fundraising tips and best practices on her blog.

Nigel Harris

Nigel is the chief executive officer at Mater Foundation in Australia, which he joined in 1996. He has worked in the non-profit sector for 30 years, specialising in fundraising management. He has an MBA with a fundraising major. as well as public relations and marketing qualifications. Nigel is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Nigel is a recognised leader in the fundraising sector, both nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow and past national chair of Fundraising Institute Australia and a past board member of the North American based fundraising credentialing body CFRE International.  

Chuck Longfield

Chuck Longfield has served as Blackbaud’s Chief Scientist since January 2007 and is the founder of Target Software and Target Analysis Group, Blackbaud companies. Mr Longfield has extensive experience designing and implementing national as well as international constituency databases, and addressing the information needs at many of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations. He is certified to teach secondary school mathematics and, prior to founding the Target companies in 1992, taught math to middle and high school students.

Mr Longfield is Fundraising Success Magazine’s 2007 Fundraising Professional of the Year recipient for Lifetime Achievement received the DMA 2012 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award and serve on the Practitioner Advisory Board of the Science of Philanthropy Initiative at the University of Chicago. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a M.Ed. from Harvard University, and has over 35 years of experience helping not-for-profits effectively use technology and information to improve their fundraising performance.

Jay Love

Jay B Love is the CEO/Co-Founder of Bloomerang. He has served this sector for 32 years and is considered the most well known senior statesman whose advice is sought constantly. His teams have implemented more than 20,000 non-profit CRM systems.

He is a graduate of Butler University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Over the years he has given more than 2,500 speeches around the world for the charity sector.

He is current Chairman of the AFP Ethics Committee and former member of the AFP International Board and IU School of Philanthropy. He is an active board member of Gleaners Food Bank, Conner Prairie Museum, Butler University Innovation Fund, TechPoint Foundation, and The Fundraising Effectiveness Project. 

Matthew Naylor 

A native of Australia, Naylor began his tenure at the Museum in June 2013 and possesses more than 20 years of leadership in the non-profit arena.

Previously, Naylor led the external affair division at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Naylor was a member of the institution’s executive leadership team and was responsible for development, marketing and donor services, among other duties. Prior to his tenure at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Naylor, spent more than nine years as president and CEO of Outreach International, an international humanitarian organization with a presence in 15 developing nations across the world that specialises in sustainable and participatory community development. 

Naylor earned a PhD from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. 

Gill Raikes MBE

Gill has more than 30 years of fundraising experience. She was appointed chief executive of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity in June 2012 having previously been director of fundraising at the National Trust since 2001. A former trustee of the Institute of Fundraising and a past board member of the Fundraising Standards Board, Gill is now delighted to be involved with the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. 

Rebecca Rendle

Rebecca Rendle is managing partner of international fundraising consultancy More Partnership. She has extensive experience of fundraising, communications and strategic management. Rebecca led More’s work for the Pearce Report, HEFCE’s 2012 review of philanthropy in UK higher education, and for An Emerging Profession – The Higher Education Philanthropy Workforce, a report to HEFCE by More Partnership and Richmond Associates. Her recent and current clients include the University of Oxford, UCL, SOAS, the Courtauld Institute of Art, CRUK, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Before joining More Partnership in 2007, she was fundraising director at Maggies Cancer Caring Centres and deputy director of CSV – Community Service Volunteers.

Kyla Shawyer

Kyla Shawyer serves as CEO of the Resource Alliance, a global network that inspires collaboration and innovation in the social impact sector by bringing together the best thinking in financial, human and intellectual resources to create a better world. Kyla has spent 22 years in fundraising, marketing and resource mobilisation within the international non-profit and commercial sectors. Kyla’s previous experience has included leading the international fundraising, marketing and programme delivery for Operation Smile, a global children's non profit organisation with programmes in 60 countries. Prior to this, she specialised in building successful commercial ventures using DRTV and integrated marketing strategies for new product development, product launch and rapid revenue growth. 

Kyla has held key leadership positions in the social impact sector including: Chair of the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in 2014, Advisory Board Member for the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (2009-15), member of the INGO Forum (2011-2013) and life member of the ALL Women Economic Forum (2015 to date).    

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Woodford Investment Management, the high profile UK asset manager established by legendary Fund Manager, Neil Woodford, in 2014.

A former Business Ambassador for HRH Prince of Wales at Business in the Community, Jonathan has over 25 years’ director level experience in the marcomms and construction sectors. He has presented BBC radio series and served as an external examiner at the Cardiff School of Journalism, part of Cardiff University.

As part of his role at Woodford, Jonathan chairs Charity Futures, an initiative being led by Sir Stephen Bubb, examining the future needs of the third sector in the UK. He also sits on the board of the Oxford Centre for Philanthropy and Charity Studies and on advisory groups at the University of Oxford and the Eden Project.

Sustainable Philanthropy Board

  • CEO, Ahern Donor Communications Ink

    Tom Ahern

    CEO, Ahern Donor Communications Ink
  • President and CEO of fundraising consultancy Hartsook

    Matt Beem

    President and CEO of fundraising consultancy Hartsook
  • Author

    Roger M. Craver

  • CEO, Tripoint Fundraising

    Amy Eisenstein

    CEO, Tripoint Fundraising
  • CEO, Mater Foundation

    Nigel Harris

    CEO, Mater Foundation
  • Photo by the Slovak Fundraising Centre: Gabriel Kuchta

    Simone Joyaux - consultant, Joyaux Associates

    Photo by the Slovak Fundraising Centre: Gabriel Kuchta
  • Chief Scientist, Blackbaud

    Chuck Longfield

    Chief Scientist, Blackbaud
  • Jay Love - Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy Board member

    Jay Love

    Jay Love - Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy Board member
  • President and CEO, National World War I Museum and Memorial

    Matthew Naylor

    President and CEO, National World War I Museum and Memorial
  • Chief Executive of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity

    Gill Raikes MBE

    Chief Executive of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity
  • Managing Partner, More Partnership

    Rebecca Rendle

    Managing Partner, More Partnership
  • CEO, The Resource Alliance

    Kyla Shawyer

    CEO, The Resource Alliance
  • Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Woodford Investment Management

    Jonathan Smith

    Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Woodford Investment Management