Thom Hipwood

Thom Hipwood


+44 (0)7950 922 183

It’s such a privilege to work in fundraising, I’ve done it since the day I graduated in 2008 and wouldn’t want it any other way. I get to meet people every day who have the same goal, to make society a better place for those who need it.

If I could offer any advice it would be to read from those who have been there, done it and wrote the book. If you’re a fundraiser, read Ken Burnett. If you’re a marketeer, read Ogilvy. If you want great stewardship, read Tom Ahern.

Fundraising works best when you look after two groups of people brilliantly well: your donors and the team around you. That’s what I’m passionate about.

Some I've worked with recently


  • Cross-team strategy development and implementation
  • Team and line management specialist
  • Organisational planning
  • Direct Marketing, regular giving, communications
  • Leadership giving, legacy marketing, community and challenge events implementation
  • Supporter journey mapping, analytics and reporting

Before More

  • Deputy Director, Giving Programs – Monash University, Australia
  • Senior Direct Marketing Manager – King’s College London
  • Diploma in Direct and Digital Marketing – Institute of Direct Marketing
  • Annual Fund Manager – University of Manchester
  • BA Modern History with Economics – University of Manchester

Outside More

  • Trustee for the Hummingbird Refugee Project, Brighton
  • Volunteer at local Shelter shop
  • Amateur piano player
  • Avid book reader – JD Salinger, Kate Atkinson, Evelyn Waugh
  • Professional cricket watcher
  • Local football watcher – Lewes FC
  • Enthusiastic Indian food cooker and eater
  • Music buff who still buys CDs and records
  • Pretending I understand Australian rules Football