Derek has worked with good causes worldwide for 30 years, advising hundreds of local and global causes on how to communicate, raise money, and create change effectively. In the agency world he has been an MD, creative director, strategist, and keynote speaker while remaining a hands-on copywriter and storyteller. Before all that, he once had a proper job, as an artist with his work collected and exhibited widely. His volunteer roles have included as a charity trustee, a befriender of people in crisis, a youth football coach, and an emergency project manager at an orangutan sanctuary. He is married, has three children, and lives in The Netherlands.
19 principles of creative fundraising I learned through art.
What if fundraising normality is overrated? What if what you really need is Business as Unusual? Expect guest appearances from Frida Kahlo, the Guerilla Girls, and Prince, among others, as Derek draws on his experience as an artist and as a global fundraiser to highlight some foundations of inspirational fundraising. With 30 years of experience in 30 mins, this may be somewhat rapid-fire!