Joe Saxton

Joe Saxton

Driver of Ideas

Joe Saxton is Driver of Ideas at nfpSynergy and its founder. Joe works on a range of specific projects, especially those that look at strategic advice on fundraising or communications, or wider organisational issues. He has co-authored over 70 reports on charities from branding to trusteeship and organisational strategy.

Joe was chair of the Institute of Fundraising from 2005-2008. He was co-founder and chair of CharityComms from 2006 to 2013, and chair of the student environment and development campaign group People & Planet from 2005 to 2015. For six years he was a trustee of the RSPCA and chair of both the Public Affairs and International committees He is now chair of the PTAUK which has over 14,000 members and aims to develop parent engagement with schools.

He was in the top ten of the most influential people in UK fundraising for over a decade, including four years in the top spot. In 2007 and 2008, he was named one of the 1000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. In 2009, PR Week named him as the 2nd most influential person in voluntary sector PR and communications. He was highly commended in Third Sector’s trustee award in 2013.

Before nfpSynergy, Joe was Director of Communications at the RNID, Britain’s largest charity for deaf and hard of hearing people. At RNID he was responsible for PR, disability consultancy, lobbying, campaigning, policy, information and membership. He was also with Brann, the world’s largest direct marketing group, for five years and has worked with numerous charities. He co-founded the Journal of Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.

Joe lives in Keswick in the Lake District and is married with three children.

To contact Joe, email him at joe.saxton@nfpsynergy.net, or call on 07976 329212.

Other team members

Anna Wates

Anna Wates Researcher

Anna supports all aspects of nfpSynergy’s project work including project management, administrative support, and data analysis.
Bijal Rama

Bijal Rama Senior Researcher

Bijal joined nfpSynergy as a Research Assistant in January 2014. She now leads on our tracking research in Ireland (ICEM) and assists with the Charity Awareness Monitor and our research with Families.
Cian Murphy

Cian Murphy Head of Data Analysis

Cian first joined nfpSynergy as an Intern in January 2011. He is now Head of Data Analysis, working across our syndicated and bespoke research to develop our quantitative research offering.
Dr Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett Head of Projects

Claire oversees all the bespoke qualitative and quantitative research we do including impact evaluations, service user engagement, stakeholder audits and much more.
Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett Research Assistant

Hannah joined nfpSynergy as a Research Assistant in July 2016. She provides research and administrative support to the Publics Team, working primarily on the Charity Awareness Monitor.
Jonny Harper

Jonny Harper Researcher

Jonny works on nfpSynergy’s Influencer Audiences team. He leads on our Journalists’ Attitudes and Awareness Monitor (JAAM), and supports our research with politicians.
Kate Cranston-Turner

Kate Cranston-Turner Senior Researcher

Kate joined nfpSynergy as a Research Assistant in January 2014. She now leads our public research in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales (CCAM) and assists with the Charity Awareness Monitor and Brand Attributes Monitor.
Rei Kanemura

Rei Kanemura Researcher

Rei joined nfpSynergy in July 2015. She provides research and administrative support to the Projects Team, helping with the design and analysis of bespoke projects for our clients.

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