Neil Gallaiford

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Canada

Chair of the board

Stephen Thomas Ltd (Rogare Associate Member)

 

 

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Neil Gallaiford has spent nearly 35 years in fundraising, beginning on the client side as a national director of fundraising for the MS Society of Canada. He left MS to found a database management and donations processing firm in order to help charities get a better handle on their fundraising data.

 

Neil took the reins of Stephen Thomas Ltd in 2006 and served as CEO until 2020 when he relinquished day-to-day responsibilities in favour of becoming the chair of ST’s board of directors. Neil became involved in Rogare through Rogare’s work on public engagement. He was instrumental in working with AFP Canada to engage Rogare to develop the Canadian Fundraising Narrative, while at the same time bringing his company – Stephen Thomas Ltd – into Associate Membership.

Areas of interest

  • Annual fundraising, especially direct response (mail and digital)
     

  • Supporting and defending the fundraising profession
     

  • Ethics in fundraising, especially in balancing respect for donors with our responsibility to beneficiaries
     

  • Fundraising data analysis.

Rogare involvement