Thinking of Oxfam, I remember Harold Sumption
From the 1950s Harold Sumption (1917 - 1998) was the pioneer who laid the foundation for Oxfam's very successful fundraising with spectacular response advertisements in the newspapers and later direct mail. His involvement with Oxfam Great Britain, also as board member, lasted for thirty-five years. I met him for the first time when in the late 1980s when I joined the International Fundraising Workshop (now the IFC Congress), which he had founded.
Because of his craftsmanship as a fundraiser, his warm commitment and the ethical principles through which he was guided as a quaker, he was one of the people who inspired me to dedicate myself to the development of fundraising as a real profession.
Hoofdredacteur Vakblad fondsenwerving
Jaap is hoofdredacteur van Vakblad fondsenwerving, waarvan hij – ruim twintig jaar geleden - ook oprichter is. Jaap heeft meer dan veertig jaar ervaring met alle facetten van de professionele fondsenwerving. Hij was nauw betrokken bij de oprichting van wat tegenwoordig Nederland Filantropieland is en Goede Doelen Nederland.