Rogare International Advisory Panel

About the International Advisory Panel

The International Advisory Panel (AP) is an important link between the think tank’s work and the practitioners who will use that work. The AP has two main roles:

  • Identify the knowledge gaps in professional practice that Rogare could fill.
  • Translate and embed new knowledge into professional practice.
Although Rogare is established and run by an academic institution, it is vitally important that it provides relevant information that can be used by the practitioner community  in their day-to-day work. The AP will ensure that practitioners feel they have a real stake in Rogare – that it is their think tank, working for the improvement of their profession.

This ensures the outputs of the think tank are grounded in the needs of professional practice and the work of Rogare is immediately connected to the practice of fundraising through the AP members' networks.

Join the advisory panel

We are always looking to expand the panel by recruiting to it fundraisers who not only share our critical fundraising mindset but genuinely want to bring new ideas into the fundraising profession and are prepared to put in the effort to make that change happen.

We are looking for fundraisers with ambition to be thought leaders in the fundraising profession.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new ‘movement’ that challenges current thinking in fundraising.

How long you’ve worked in fundraising is less important than your ideas, your vision, and your critical thinking skills.

You can apply to join the International Advisory Panel at any time by downloading the application pack from the menu above. This will explain how long your term on the panel would be (two years with an option of a third) and how you might contribute to our work as a panel member. The application pack also contains details on how to apply, but we've also summarised these below.


The application process

To be considered for the panel, we’re asking you to submit two pieces of writing.

First, using the lens of critical fundraising, we would like you to write up to 500 words on:

Describe how you would tackle what you perceive as the biggest challenge facing fundraising.

We suggest looking at some of the entries on the Critical Fundraising blog to get an idea of the topics we have looked at previously.

Second, show us how you can help us by answering the following question (200 words):

What is the single most important contribution that you could make in supporting Rogare to deliver our theory of change to deliver our objective of, by the mid 2020s, a paradigm shift in the way the fundraisers use theory and evidence to critically analyse, tackle and overcome the challenges facing their profession, and ensuring fundraisers ask the right questions in order to get us there?

You can download an application pack (which contains a role description, person specification and details of how to apply) and the terms and conditions for the Advisory Panel, from the menu above.

To be eligible to serve on the panel, you must be a:

  • fundraiser at a charity, voluntary or non-profit organisation
  • Self-employed fundraising consultants or small consultancies comprised only of two partners
  • Employees of Associate Members
  • People who have had substantial fundraising careers but have now moved into other roles (e.g. ceo)
  • PhD students at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy .

We’re sorry but if you’re in the following category, you’re not eligible for the Advisory Panel:

  • employees of sector umbrella or regulatory bodies
  • employees of suppliers to the fundraising sector, such as consultants, creative agencies etc (unless they are Associate Members of Rogare)
  • funders or employees of funding bodies
  • academics
  • media
  • politicians
  • lay members of the public.

This is to ensure the Advisory Panel remains a body that is run by fundraisers for fundraisers.

For more information, contact Rogare's assistant, Emma Bryant.

Associate Members – helping Rogare to change the way we think about fundraising: