Marion Allford Associates

Retirement Announcement

Marion Allford, Principal of fundraising consultants Marion Allford Associates, has announced her retirement following 40 years’ service to the charity sector.

To mark the occasion, she has donated the 600 remaining hardback copies of her book – “Charity Appeals: the Complete Guide to Success” (see Publications) - to the Institute of Fundraising, for their members and students and to the University of Kent, for students taking their Master’s in Philanthropic Studies.

Marion was honoured to receive the prestigious Lifetime Contribution Award from the Institute of Fundraising National Awards in 2014.

Commenting on her retirement, Marion said: “What a privilege it has been working with such dedicated, inspiring people and playing a small part in helping to change the world for the better. I want to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely the charities which have given me the chance to become involved in their visionary work. It has been moving, challenging, rewarding and exciting. Who could ask for a more satisfying career? I also must particularly thank my colleagues and the thousands of volunteers who have supported me in all of these endeavours. Without them little would have been achieved.”

“In the future, when needed, I shall be happy to give some initial, voluntary advice to charities considering setting up a capital appeal.”

Contact: Marion Allford’s Email: