Professor Adrian Sargeant

Professor Adrian Sargeant

Professor of Marketing

Plymouth Graduate School of Management and Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy

Professional membership

Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing & Chartered Marketer

Roles on external bodies

Served as the first Chief Examiner for the Institute of Fundraising 2010-2013

Teaching interests

Marketing Strategy
Nonprofit Marketing

Research groups

  • Service & Enterprise Research Centre (SERC)

Key publications are highlighted

Sargeant A & Shang J 2016 'Risk perception and management in development philanthropy' Voluntary Sector Review , DOI PEARL
Shang J & Sargeant A 2016 'Social Norms and Fundraising: The Trade-Off Between Enhanced Donations and Donor Identity Esteem' Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing 28, (4) 351-363 , DOI PEARL
Sargeant A, Routley C & Hudson J 2014 'Developing Relationships With In Memoriam Charitable Donors: Insights from the Bereavement Literature' Social Business 3, (2) 143-161 , DOI PEARL
Sargeant A 2014 'Donor Retention: What Do We Know & What Can We Do About It?' Nonprofit Quarterly (Summer) 12-23 Publisher Site
Sargeant A & Routley C 2014 'Leaving A Bequest: Living on Through Charitable Gifts' Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , DOI PEARL
Sargeant A, Hudson J & Wilson S 2012 'Donor Complaints About Fundraising: What Are They and Why Should We Care?' Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 23, (3) 791-807 PEARL
Sargeant A & Shang J 2011 'Bequest Giving: Revisiting Donor Motivation with Dimensional Qualitative Research' Psychology and Marketing 28, (10) 980-997 , DOI
Sargeant A & Lee Z 2011 'Dealing with social desirability bias: an application to charitable giving' European Journal of Marketing 45, (5) 703-719 , DOI
Sargeant A, Ford JB & Merchant A 2010 'Charitable organizations' storytelling influence on donors' emotions and intentions' Journal of Business Research 63, (7) 754-762 , DOI
Sargeant A, Ford JB & Merchant A 2010 ''Don't forget to say thank you': The effect of an acknowledgement on donor relationships' Journal of Marketing Management 26, (7-8) 593-611 , DOI
Sargeant A, Shang J & Shabbir H 2010 'The Social Marketing of Giving' Public Management Review 12, (5) 635-662
Sargeant A, Shang J & Shabbir H 2010 'The Social Marketing of Giving: A Framework for Public Policy Intervention' Public Management Review 12, (5) 635-662 , DOI
Sargeant A, Ford JB & Hudson J 2008 'Charity Brand Personality: The Relationship With Giving Behavior' Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 37, (3) 468-491 , DOI PEARL
Sargeant A, Hudson J & West DC 2008 'Conceptualising Brand Values in the Charity Sector: The Relationship between Sector, Cause and Organisation' Service Industries Journal 28, (5) 615-632 PEARL
Wymer W & Sargeant A 2006 'Insights from a review of the literature on cause marketing' International Review on Public and Non Profit Marketing 3, (1) 9-15
Kahler J & Sargeant A 2002 'The size effect in the administration costs of charities' European Accounting Review 11, (2) 215-243
Sargeant A 2001 'Web based fund raising: is anyone making any real money?' Fund Raising Manage 32, (8) 20-42 Author Site
Sargeant A & McKenzie J 1999 'The lifetime value of donors: gaining insight through CHAID' Fund Raising Manage 30, (1) 22-27 Author Site
Sargeant A & Kaehler J 1998 'Factors of patient satisfaction with medical services: the case of G.P. practices in the U.K' Health Mark Q 16, (1) 55-77 Author Site , DOI
Sargeant A 1995 'Do UK charities have a lot to learn?' Fund Raising Manage 26, (5) 14-16 Author Site
Sargeant A 2014 Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice. 3rd London Routledge
Sargeant A & Shang J 2010 Fundraising Principles and Practice. Jossey-Bass
Sargeant A 2010 Tiny Essentials of Donor Loyalty.
Sargeant A & Jay E 2009 Fundraising Management. Routledge
Sargeant A 2009 Marketing Management for Nonprofit Organizations. Oxford University Press
Sargeant A & Jay E 2004 Building Donor Loyalty. John Wiley & Sons
Jay E & Sargeant A 2004 Fundraising Management. Routledge
Conference Papers
Hudson JE, shang J & Sargeant A 2015 'Perceptions of Religious Relationships and Giving' ARNOVA Chicago //0 //0 PEARL
Hudson JE, Sargeant A & Wilson S 2011 'Donor complaints about fundraising: what are they and why should we care?' ARNOVA Toronto //0 //0 PEARL
Hudson JE, Sargeant A & Shang J 2008 'The identification process in bequest giving' //0 //0 PEARL
Hudson JE & Sargeant A 2004 Conceptualising brand values in the charity sector: the relationship between sector, cause and organisation. ESRC PEARL