Nick Mason

Consultant, Aleron

"I am excited to be involved in Rogare; at last there is a platform for challenging orthodoxies and improving the stock of intellectual capital in the philanthropic sphere. 

"Socially we are facing hugely disruptive change, empowered by technology. That technology also gives us the raw data to be rigorous in our analyses; and some of the most vibrant intellectual sectors - data, psychology, csr and impact - all come together in making the study of philanthropic support both vital and fascinating."

Nick is now a freelance consultant, working across the government, commercial and charity sectors to deliver value and effect change where it's most needed. An economist by training, he is committed to applying intellectual rigour to challenge orthodoxies and to identify the long term trajectory through which that change will be delivered.

Until recently, Nick headed up Fundraising Strategy & Development at RNIB, with responsibility for strategy and planning, insight, information management, innovation and database management. During the most recent strategy iteration, he successfully developed and led the case for a doubling in fundraising investment, and under his stewardship the data insight function at RNIB has won multiple awards.

He joined RNIB after a decade in fundraising, both client and agency side, with particular expertise in strategy, data-driven marketing and analytics.

He has a BA in philosophy, politics, economics from Oxford University, postgraduate diploma in charity management from Cass Business School, and an MBA from London Business School. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and lectured on the MSc in fundraising at London Southbank University.

Rogare involvement

Task groups and committees:

  • Strategy for change task group
Special interest groups:

  • Ethics
  • Public engagement
  • Data
  • Regulation
  • Relationship fundraising