Rogare is the independent fundraising think tank for the global fundraising profession. It was devised and founded by Ian MacQuillin in 2014 and was provided with its first home by Adrian Sargeant at Jen Shang at the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University, where it sat from April 2014 until March 2019. In March 2019 Rogare was established as a independent organisation.

About Ian

Ian MacQuillin MInstF(Dip) is the director of the international fundraising think tank Rogare, which he founded in 2014.

He’s recognised as a leading thinker on fundraising ethics and one of his main research areas is to develop a new theory of ethics specifically for application to fundraising. Called Rights Balancing Fundraising Ethics, this theory has gained considerable traction in the global fundraising profession. For example, it is taught as part of the syllabus of the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising, incorporated into Scottish self-regulation and forms a central plank of a new narrative for Canadian fundraising.

Ian has also created the new field of Anti-Donation Theory with which to better understand the negative attitudes some people hold about being asked to give to charity.

Ian also edits the Critical Fundraising blog and runs and moderates the Critical Fundraising Forum on Facebook, which has more that 1,1000 critically-minded fundraisers from all over the world. He sits of the editorial boards for Advancing Philanthropy (the magazine of the Association of Fundraising Professionals) and the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, and writes a regular column for Third Sector magazine as well as regularly contributes to the specialist charity media around the world. He is also regularly asked to talk about fundraising the print/online and broadcast media, and has appeared on programmes such as Radio 4’s Today and PM programmes and BBC and Sky TV news. Ian is also an in-demand speaker on the global fundraising conference circuit.

Ian has worked in the fundraising sector since 2001. As editor of Professional Fundraising magazine from 2001 to 2006, he was widely acknowledged as being a key influential advocate for yet critical friend of fundraising, regularly being voted into the top 10 most influential people in fundraising.

From 2006-2009, as was an account director at charity specialist PR agency TurnerPR before joining the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) as head of communications, where his strategic comms expertise significantly reduced negative media coverage of street fundraisers and repositioning the role of the PFRA to make it more amenable and acceptable to local authorities.

Prior to working it the voluntary sector, Ian was a journalist, editing titles for the police service, music business and waste management industry. Twitter: @IanMacQuillin; @RogareFTT.

Follow us on social media

You can keep up to date with everything we are doing at Rogare by following us on Twitter (@RogareFTT) or by joining us in the Critical Fundraising Forum on Facebook.  

We’ll be getting more active on LinkedIn soon. 

Rogare brand identity

Rogare's brand identity has been created by Rebecca Woodall, head of design at Rogare Associate Member Bluefrog.


Rogare's website was built by Esther Kwaku at the Nerve Network.

Contact us

The best way to contact us is to email Ian MacQuillin on Rogare – The Fundraising Think Tank CIC is a community interest company registered in the United Kingdom (company registration number 11807930). Registered address: 73 Park Lane, Croydon, London CR0 1JG. (NB - this is not our correspondence address. Do not write to us here.)

As you can probably tell, this page is still under construction.

About Rogare

Our Associate Members

Rogare is supported in its work by a number of Associate Members – partners to the fundraising sector that share our critical fundraising ethos. Our Associate Members are:
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