Ruth Ruderham

Head of fundraising, Canal and Rivers Trust

Head of fundraising, Canal and Rivers Trust

Ruth is head of fundraising at the Canal & River Trust, one of the UK’s largest and newest charities. Ruth has built the charity’s fundraising from scratch since its launch in 2012. This has included developing pioneering new models of face-to-face fundraising and securing partnerships with companies including Marks and Spencer and Google. Prior to joining Canal & River Trust, Ruth was head of fundraising for Christian Aid and has previously worked at Friends of the Earth and Crisis. She was awarded Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2005.

Ruth speaks internationally on fundraising and movement building and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising Convention Board. She is a Trustee of Oxfam GB and Galapagos Conservation Trust, where she chairs the fundraising and communications committee. Ruth is also a writer and her first novel will be published in autumn 2014.

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