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Howard Lake
Howard Lake
Director, Giving X Ltd
Howard‘s professional bio / interests
Digital fundraising pioneer and entrepreneur. Published UK Fundraising ( from 1994, and now Consulting Editor, after selling the company. Co-founder of social enterprise jobs board GoodJobs. Director of Giving X Ltd, exploring growing giving on a massive scale. Formerly fundraiser at Oxfam, Afghanaid and Amnesty International UK.
I’d like help with…
Introductions to anyone who is developing a product that could grow charitable/for-purpose giving on a massive (and sustainable) scale. How massive? For starters, enough to dent the impact of climate crisis on charities, their service users and donors. So, minimum £/$/€ billion per year. Please don't send ideas - I've seen a few ambitious ideas over 30 years in digital fundraising. It's products and teams I'm focused on.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
Wrote the world’s first how-to book on digital fundraising (1996). As a student in the mid-1980s set up a successful Oxford University-wide fundraising lottery (for Oxfam) which has morphed into a regular giving scheme that is still active in several colleges nearly 40 years later!
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A career highlight
Published world’s first web resource for professional charity fundraisers in 1994 and sold it successfully in 2022.
Joined Guild
06 December, 2019