OR in the Third Sector: Relations with Funders

About OR in the Third Sector: Relations with Funders

OR in the Third Sector, a special interest group of the OR Society, invites you to attend their September meeting at Robert Walters to look at the various ways in which data and analysis can support fund raising.

All third sector bodies need funding. That may be through individual or corporate donors. Alternatively, organisations may provide services that are funded by commissioning bodies (such as Government, Local Authorities etc) or by charging beneficiaries. This meeting will explore the ways that aspects of operational research can support engagement with funders and donors and support third sector fundraising endeavours.


13:00 -13:30 Registration, alongside tea, coffee and nibbles

Talk 1: 'How funders are using 360Giving data to support their work'

Katherine Duerden

Partnerships & Engagement Manager (360Giving)

Katherine leads on outreach and engagement with grantmakers, supporting them to publish their grants data openly, and building partnerships to support more informed and strategic grantmaking.

Talk 2: ‘Constructing a business case - evidence and pitfalls’

Tom McBride,

Director of Evidence (Early Intervention Foundation)

Before joining EIF, Tom he was based at DfE, where he led the Strategic Analysis function providing analytical support across all areas of DfE policy. Prior to that he was at the National Audit Office for 8 years where he developed and led the ‘Decision Analysis and Modelling group’ as well as designing and delivering multi-method evaluations across a range of government activity.

Tea and Coffee break

Talk 3: How analysis influences fundraising decisions at Marie Curie

Steven White

Fundraising Strategy and Insights Manager (Marie Curie)

Steven oversees, develops and manages various Individual Giving campaign analysis projects, enabling managers to make more effective fundraising decisions through data analysis and operational research.

This event will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for networking.

OR in the Third Sector: Relations with Funders

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Start time: 13:00

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