Claire Routley

Fundraising consultant and research fellow, Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy

"As the holder of a PhD in fundraising, and a practicing fundraiser, I'm passionate about the difference that research can make to fundraising practice and to the experience of our donors. 


"Rogare are intrinsically committed to both sharing and generating high-quality research across our sector, and that's something I want to be a part of."

Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for 15 years, specialising in legacy fundraising for the last ten. In 2011, she completed a PhD looking at why people choose to leave legacies to charity. She has worked for Bible Society, Age UK, WRVS and a local hospice, and is a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses. She is now a fundraising consultant, and a research fellow at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.

Rogare involvement

Committees and task groups

  • Editorial committee
Special interest groups

  • Public engagement
  • Legacies
  • Fundraising profession

Critical Fundraising blogs