Joe Jenkins

Director of supporter impact and income, The Children's Society

"Rogare exists to enable fundraisers to challenge the status quo.

"Fundraising is unique amongst professions in that many think they know how to do it. As a consequence, fundraisers are often undervalued and unsupported in developing their profession. So when it comes to fundraising, opinions frequently take the place of fact, subjective views override objective data and conventional wisdom too often propagates unchallenged.
"This matters because fundraising matters. And this is why Rogare is important; a movement for critical thought in fundraising that will ultimately empower more people to change the world more effectively. I’m proud to play whatever part I can."

Joe is Director of Supporter Impact and Income at The Children’s Society, responsible for all the ways people, communities and organisations can join forces with the charity to achieve positive change for children. The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn. They also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.

Working in the charity sector for over 15 years, Joe has focussed his efforts on helping people to achieve as much impact as possible for the causes that inspire them. He was previously Director of Engagement at Friends of the Earth overseeing their fundraising, communications and activism, as well as Acting CEO. Prior to this, Joe worked with a wide range of different charities, including Royal National Institute of Blind People, NSPCC, British Red Cross, WWF and IFAW.
Joe is a Trustee for Refugee Action, a board member of the Institute of Fundraising National Convention and the Institute of Fundraising Standards Advisory Board, and a fellow of Rogare, The Fundraising Think Tank. He also tweets more than he should @MrJoeJenkins.

Rogare involvement

Committees and task groups

  • Relationship Fundraising Review steering group (2015
Special interest groups

  • Ethics 
  • Public engagement
  • Legacies
  • Innovation
  • Fundraising profession
  • Data
  • Regulation
  • Beneficiaries
  • Relationship fundraising

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